John Preus  (1971) (MFA-University of Chicago) is a Chicago-based trans-disciplinary artist and fabricator for other artists including Dan Peterman, Theaster Gates, Omer Arbel, and Norman Teague. Preus was a 2017 Kaplan resident at Northwestern University, a 2016 nominee for the US Artist Fellowship. He was included in New City's Chicago Art 50 in 2016. He was the 2013-2014 Jackman-Goldwasser resident at the Hyde Park Art Center, a 2015 Propeller Fund recipient, a 2014 Efroymson Fellow in sculpture and installation, 2014's first place winner of the Maker grant and a 2013 finalist.  He was a finalist for the 2015 Artadia Award and the 2014 Creative Capital grant, and a 2014 DCASE Chicago artist grant recipient.  Preus is represented by Rhona Hoffman Gallery-Chicago, Rena Bransten Gallery - San Francisco, and Pentimenti Gallery - Philadelphia.