Professor of Art, Art
Prekop came to Carnegie Mellon from the Art Institute of Chicago where he had been a member of the faculty since 1967 and then Dean since 1987. Prekop served as Dean of the College of Fine Arts for 12 years from September 1993-2005 and has since held the position of Professor of Art, teaching mostly photography. He is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cranbrook Academy of Art and received a Master’s of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design. He also studied at the Slade School of Art in London and was a visiting artist at Newcastle-upon-Tyne Polytechnic Institute, the University of Ulster, Carlisle University, the Glasgow School of Art and the University of Chicago. Prekop is a Fulbright recipient and has received grants from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council. He has had five solo exhibitions at the Cicero Gallery and has also exhibited at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the State of Illinois Gallery. Prekop also headed a committee, sponsored by the Ford Foundation and the U.S. Arts Exchange Program at Columbia University, to design and implement an arts curriculum at the Yunan Art Institute in China.