Prusa, born and raised on the south side of Chicago, received her B.S. in Biocommunication Arts from the University of Illinois. She went on to study painting and received an M.F.A. from Drake University. She has been awarded visual arts fellowships from the South Florida Cultural Consortium, the State of Florida and the Howard Foundation through Brown University. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Miami Art Museum, Museum of Art – Ft. Lauderdale, Arkansas Arts Center, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art and Telfair Art Museum, among others. Prusa’s work traveled in the Triennial Exhibition of German and American Artists curated by the American Museum of Arts and Design, NYC, exhibited at the Museum for Angewandte Kunst – Frankfurt and at the Museum of Arts and Design. Solo museum exhibitions include the Arkansas Arts Center, University of Maine Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art – Jacksonville, Lakatamia Municipalia – Nicosia, Cyprus, and the Polk Museum of Art. She has shown at the DeCordova Museum – Boston, Frist Center for the Arts – Nashville, Evansville Art Museum – Indiana, Museum of Art – Ft. Lauderdale, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art – North Carolina, Telfair Museum of Art – Georgia, Tomio Koyama Gallery – Tokyo, Kentler International Drawing Space – Brooklyn and the Boca Raton Art Museum in Florida. Prusa is represented by Bernice Steinbaum Gallery in Miami, where she has had several one-person shows. Her work is featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles and published in Miami Contemporary Artists, ed., Paul Clemence and Julie Davidow, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2007.
Recent exhibitions include the Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, EO Art Lab, Connecticut, Naples Art Museum, Florida and the Art Chicago art fair and Art Miami art fair.
Prusa shows at Bernice Steinbaum Gallery – Miami, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery – Vancouver, Jenkins Johnson Gallery – San Francisco and New York City and Tinney Contemporary – Nashville. In September 2010, “Emergence” – a solo exhibition, was at Coleman Burke Gallery in New York City. Her current show, “Domus:Home” is at Bernice Steinbaum Gallery in Miami, through February 26, 2011.