Zak Prekop
(b. 1979, lives in Brooklyn, NY)

EDUCATION

2009
Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Städelschule, Frankfurt, Germany

2008    
MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2001
BFA, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
Galería Augustina Ferreyra, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2013    
Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC

2012    
Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Art Statements, Basel, Switzerland (with Harris Lieberman)
Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, NY

2011    
Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL

2010
Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain
Harris Lieberman, New York, NY

2008
Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
Colony Room, Simon Preston Gallery, New York, NY
paintings, Hagiwara Projects, Tokyo, Japan

2013    
Painter, Painter, curated by Eric Crosby and Bartholomew Ryan, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Shane Campbell Gallery, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL
Beauty and the Beast, Ritter/Zamet, London, UK

2012
Modern Talking, curated by Nicola Trezzi, Cluj Museum, Romania
I Think and That Is All I Am, Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011    
Four Rooms, curated by Nicola Trezzi, CSW Zamek, Warsaw, Poland
Tax Day News & Smoke, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NY
2011 Pittsburgh Biennial, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Modern Minimal and Optical, Conduits Gallery, Milan, Italy
Haley Mellin/Olivier Mosset [and Back Room]I, UNTITLED, New York, NY
Prague Biennial 5, Prague, Czech Republic
    
2010    
It’s All American, New Jersey MoCA, Asbury Park, NJ
Greater New York, PS1, Long Island City, NY
Shape Language, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
Process/Abstraction, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
What Where, curated by Thomas Duncan, Sutton Lane, London, UK
Untitled (Painting), Shaheen Modern and Contemporary, Cleveland, OH    
Spontaneous Generation, Zach Feuer, New York, NY

2009
Jon Pestoni and Zak Prekop, Lisa Cooley Fine Art, New York, NY
Richard Aldrich, Zak Prekop, Lesley Vance, Roger Björkholmen Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden
Still Life, The Caribic, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

2008    
Varda Calvano, Matt Connors, Thomas Hylander, Zak Prekop, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Paul Bloodgood, Matt Connors, Ryan McLaughlin, Elena Pankova, Zak Prekop, Michael Wetzel, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Detroit, MI
Cregswell Crags, Lisa Cooley, New York, NY
Re-presentations, New York City; Pilsen, Chicago, IL
Bianca Beck, Josh Brand, Matt Connors, Zak Prekop, Hayley Tompkins, Sue Tompkins, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
You Are Many, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 2, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Bauhaus Art Show, Guertin’s Graphics, Chicago, IL

2007
More or Less: Rodney Carswell/Zak Prekop, Devening Projects, Chicago, IL
The Nature of Disturbance, Rowland Contemporary, Chicago, IL

2005    
Greater Brooklyn, CRG Gallery, New York, NY

PROJECTS

2008    
Rotations (One Work): Heather Guertin, Neil Infalvi, Zak Prekop, Rowley Kennerk Gallery, Chicago, IL
Ghost Art Is a Lie: Heather Guertin, Neil Infalvi, Zak Prekop, Gallery X, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
No Legs, Curated by Zak Prekop, Alogon, Chicago, IL

2006
Hurray, The Mandrake, Los Angeles, CA
The Fact Abstract, with Hurray, Dorsky Gallery, Queens, NY
North Drive Press Presents NDP: The Movie, Performance with Hurray, The Kitchen, New York, NY
Bring the War Home, with Hurray, Elizabeth Dee, New York, NY/ QED, LA, CA

2005    
Hurray, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
KA/VH : RA/AG, Peformance with Hurray and Amy Granat, Oliver Kamm 5BE, New York, NY
    
2003    
Perfect If On, Performance with Peter Mandradjieff, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

AWARDS

2008
Joan Mitchell M.F.A Grant Nominee

2006    
Trustee Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2012
Hudson, Suzanne, “Zak Prekop,” Artforum, May 2012.
Fee, Brian, “Excavating Abstraction,” New American Paintings, March 2012.
Fiske, Courtney, “Critics’ Picks: Zak Prekop,” Artforum.com, March 2012.

2011    
Byers, Daniel, “Zak Prekop,” Flash Art, October 2011.

2009
Montreuil, Gregory, “Review: John Pestoni and Zak Prekop,” Flash Art, November-December 2009.

2008    
Orendorff, Danny, "Review: Zak Prekop/Shane Campbell Gallery," NewCity, December 9, 2008.
Smith, Roberta, “Cregswell Crags,” The New York Times, September 25, 2008.
Wenzel, Erik, “Unpainted – Recent Abstract Painting,” Artslant.com, June 2008.

2007    
Wenzel, Erik, “Review: The Nature of Disturbance,” Time Out Chicago 101, February 2007.
Keegan, Matt. “Top Ten: Matt Keegan.” Artforum, February 2006,
Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review: Greater Brooklyn.” The New York Times, July 8, 2005: Arts section.