Prosek’s work has been shown at The Royal Academy of Arts in London, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, The North Carolina Museum of Art, NC, The Yale University Art Gallery, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The New York Historical Society Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, among other institutions.


Prosek has been an artist-in-residence at numerous institutions, including the Yale University Art Gallery, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Addison Gallery of American Art. 


In 2003, he won a Peabody Award for his documentary about traveling through England in the footsteps of Izaak Walton, the seventeenth-century author of The Compleat Angler. 


His book Eels: An Exploration, from New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the World’s Most Amazing and Mysterious Fish, published in September 2010 was a New York Times Book Review editor’s choice, and is the subject of a documentary for PBS series “Nature” that aired in 2013. He is currently working on a book about how and why we name and order the natural world and an article for National Geographic on how climate change is affecting the Gulf of Maine.


He is working on a book with The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in which his drawings made while in residence will be paired with historical writings by Gardner.