JAKE PREVAL is a New Zealand artist currently based in Melbourne. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture & Spatial Practice) in 2014 and a Master of Fine Arts (Visual Art) in 2021, both at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.
Preval has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions since 2013 including most recently: Spring 1883 with Sarah Scout Presents, 2021; Snow Globe, LON Gallery, Melbourne and Object Lessons, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne (both 2020); Immanent Domain, Play_station Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand and Still Life Pt. II, Verge Gallery, Sydney (both 2019); Wet Future, Pavement Projects, Melbourne and slowtrade, Warrnambool Art Gallery (both 2018); How Can You Tell For Sure, Contemporary Art Tasmania and A Warm Body To Hold, Fort Delta, Melbourne (both 2017); Haiku for a Honey Girl, Blindside, Melbourne (2016); A selection of artists I want to fuck, TCB artinc, Melbourne and Blurb (with Theia Connell), Kings ARI, Melbourne (both 2015). He has also participated in performance works in Australia and New Zealand and recently collaborated with Phillip Adams/BalletLab to create set and costume design for Sick in 2021.
Preval was the recipient of the Lionel Gell Award in 2021, and has been selected into numerous prizes including the BalletLab McMahon Contemporary Art Award (Finalist, 2018), the Keith & Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship (Finalist, 2017) and the John Fries Award (Finalist, 2016). His work is held in private collections across Australia and New Zealand and in the Union Art Collection, University of Melbourne.