Zak Prekop was born in 1979 in Chicago

Lives and works in Red Hook, NY

 

Education

2009

GE, Staedelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2008

MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

2001

BA, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2022

Basho Revelations, Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain

2021

Mirrored Weeks, Maxwell Graham/Essex Street, New York, NY

2019

Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

Hagiwara Projects, Tokyo, Japan

2018

Maxwell Graham/Essex Street, New York, NY

2016

Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

2015

Maxwell Graham/Essex Street, New York, NY

Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014

Galería Agustina Ferreyra, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

Hagiwara Projects, Tokyo, Japan

2012

Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Harris Lieberman, New York, NY

2011

Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL

2010

Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain

Harris Lieberman Project Room, New York, NY

2008

Shane Campbell Gallery - Chicago, IL

 

Group Exhibitions

2022

File Under Freedom, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway

2021

New Space / New Works, Hagiwara Projects, Tokyo, Japan

2020

When Sun Comes Out, Blank Forms, New York, NY

2016

Conversation Between a Mirror and the Sea, Fourteen 30 Contemporary, Portland, OR

Maximum Minimum in Unum, Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

2015

Civilization and Its Discontents: SAIC Alumni Exhibition, Selections from 1985–2015, curated by Scott Reeder and Tyson Reeder, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

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

ESSEX STREET @ ESSEX STREET, Maxwell Graham/Essex Street, New York, NY

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, Chicago, IL

Equilibrium, Ritter/Zamet, London, United Kingdom

Painter, Painter, curated by Eric Crosby and Bartholomew Ryan, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota Long Instant Short Hour, Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012

Harris Lieberman, New York, NY

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

Haley Melin/Olivier Mosset. Untitled, New York, NY

Pittsburgh Biennial. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

 Dienstag Abend. Ve.Sch, Vienna, Austria

Expanded Painting. Prague Biennial 5, Prague, Czech Republic

Modern Abstract and Minimal. Conduits, Milan, Italy

Tax Day News and Smoke. Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NY

2010

It’s All American. New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art, Ashbury Park, NJ

Shape Language. Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY Process/Abstraction. Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

Greater New York. PS1, Queens, NY

What Where. Sutton Lane, London, UK/Paris, France

Spontaneous Generation. Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY

Untitled (Painting). Shaheen Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2009

John Pestoni and Zak Prekop. Lisa Cooley Gallery - New York, NY

Richard Aldrich, Zak Prekop, Lesley Vance. Bjorkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

Still Life. The Caribic, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

2008

Varda Caivano, Matt Connors, Thomas Hylander, Zak Prekop. Karin Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Painting. Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, MI

Cregswell Crags. Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York, NY

Bianca Beck, Josh Brand, Matt Connors, Zak Prekop, Hayley Tompkins, Sue Tompkins. Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

Re-presentation. New York City Pilsen, Chicago, IL

Bauhaus Art Show. Guertin’s Graphics, Chicagio, IL

2007

More or Less: Rodney Carswell and Zak Prekop. Devening Projects and Editions, Chicago, IL

The Nature of Disruption. Rowland Contemporary, Chicago, IL

Greater Brooklyn. CRG Gallery, New York, NY

2005

Greater Brooklyn, CRG Gallery, New York, NY

 

Projects

2010

The Art of the Hurrays/Skeksis Head. Harris Lieberman Project Room, New York, NY

2009

From a Position. Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

What Was the Idea. Devening Projects and Editions - Chicago, IL

2008

Rotations. Rowley Kennerk Gallery - Chicago, IL

2007

No Legs. Alogon - Chicago, IL

2006

Ring the War Home. Elizabeth Dee Gallery/QED, NewYork, NY/ Los Angeles, CA

Hurray. The Mandrake, Los Angeles, CA

The Fact Abstract. Dorsky Gallery, Queens, NY

2005

Hurray. Nicole Klansbrun Gallery, New York, NY

Bibliography

 

2021

“Zak Prekop: Mirrored Weeks,” TheGuide.Art, March 2021

 

2018

Zak Prekop, New York: ESSEX STREET and Hassla 2018 (catalogue)

 

2016

Girson, Matthew. “Zak Prekop,” THE SEEN, November 2016

MacMillan, Kyle. “Zak Prekop,” Art in America, December 2016, pp. 124–125.

 

2015

“Zak Prekop,” The New Yorker, October 25, 2015, p. 8.

Hudson, Suzanne. “About Painting,” in Painting Now, New York: Thames & Hudson, 2015, pp. 6, 194–195.

Prekop, Sam and Zak Prekop. “One billion tiny dots, a modular synthesizer, and Japanese ceramics,” BOMB Magazine, May 14, 2015

           Proctor, Jacob. “Zak Prekop,” Artforum, January 2015, pp. 218–219.

 

2013

Abbe, Mary. “Painters return to Walker in a new show,” Star Tribune, February 8, 2013.

Thomas, Jonathan. “Painter Painter,” Frieze, June–August 2013.

 

2012

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

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

 

2011

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

 

2009

John Pestoni and Zak Prekop. Montreuil, Gregory. Flash Art, November-December 2009

 

2008

Zak Prekop. Orendorff, Danny. New City, December

Cregswell Crags. Smith, Roberta. New York Times, September

Bianca Beck, Josh Brand, Matt Connors, Zak Prekop, Hayley Tompkins, Sue Tompkins.

Wenzel, Erik. Art Slant, June

 

2007

The Nature of Disturbance. Wenzel, Erik. Time Out Chicago, February

 

2005

Greater Brooklyn. Smith, Roberta. New York Times, July 2005

 

2006

Top Ten. Keegan, Matt. Artforum, February

 

Visiting Artist Lectures

2011

Artists Present at Noon. Guest Lecturer, Museum of Modern Art, NY

Visiting Artist, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA

Artist in Residence, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

 

2010

Visiting Artist, Kent State University, OH

 

Awards

2010

Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant Nominee

Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant Nominee

 

2008

Joan Mitchell M.F.A. Grant Nominee

 

2006

Trustee Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago