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(b. 1979, lives in Brooklyn, NY)



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



2018     ESSEX STREET, New York, NY

2016     Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

2015     Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

      ESSEX STREET, New York, NY

2014     Galería Augustina Ferreyra, San Juan, Puerto Rico

      Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

      Hagiwara Projects, Tokyo, Japan

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



2016    MAXIMUM MINIMUM IN UNUM, Curated by Joshua Reiman and Susanne Slavick, Miller Gallery, Carnegie

              Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

2015    SAIC Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, Curated by Scott and Tyson Reeder, Sullivan Galleries, 
               Chicago, IL

               Painting at the Edge of Art, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT


      Heather Guertin, Eberhard Havekost, Peter Mandradjieff, Charles Mayton, Zak Prekop, Torben Ribe, Galerie    

      Hussenot, Paris, France'

      75 Gifts for 75 Years, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

2014     Colony Room, Simon Preston Gallery, New York, NY

      paintings, Hagiwara Projects, Tokyo, Japan

2013     Peter Mandradjeff, Zak Prekop, Shane Campbell Gallery, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

      Equilibrium, Ritter/Zamet, London, UK

      Painter, Painter, curated by Eric Crosby and Bartholomew Ryan, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

      Long Instant Short Hour, Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012     Harris Lieberman, New York

      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



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, Performance 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



2016     MacMillan, Kyle. “Zak Prekop.” Art in America, Dec. 29, 2016.

     Yood, James. “Zak Prekop.” Art Ltd., Nov. 2016.

2015     “Sam Prekop & Zak Prekop.” BOMB Magazine, May 2015.

     Proctor, Jacob. “Zak Prekop.” Artforum, Jan. 2015: pp. 219.

2014     Wu, Lida Zeitlin. “Zak Prekop: an Incidental Harmony.” Leap, Nov. 17, 2014.

     "Our Favorites: Exhibitions and Events in 2014." Tokyo Art Beat, Dec. 2014.

2013     Abbe, Mary. "Painters return to Walker in a new show." Star Tribune, Feb. 8, 2013.

     Thomas, Jonathan. "Painter Painter." Frieze, June-Aug. 2013.

2012     Hudson, Suzanne. “Zak Prekop.” Artforum, May 2012.

      Fee, Brian. “Excavating Abstraction.” New American Paintings, Mar. 2012.

      Fiske, Courtney. “Critics’ Picks: Zak Prekop.”, Mar. 2012.

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

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

2008     Orendorff, Danny. "Review: Zak Prekop/Shane Campbell Gallery." NewCity, Dec. 9, 2008.

     Smith, Roberta, “Cregswell Crags,” The New York Times, Sept. 25, 2008.

     Wenzel, Erik, “Unpainted – Recent Abstract Painting,”, June 2008.

2007     Wenzel, Erik, “Review: The Nature of Disturbance,” Time Out Chicago 101, Feb. 2007.

      Keegan, Matt. “Top Ten: Matt Keegan.” Artforum, Feb. 2006.

2005     Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review: Greater Brooklyn.” The New York Times, July 8, 2005: Arts section.



2008     Joan Mitchell M.F.A Grant Nominee

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