Mark Graver

Mark Graver Artist

Mark Graver
Mark Graver

Mark Graver is an award winning artist printmaker, tutor and curator now based in Kerikeri, New Zealand. He established the Wharepuke Print Studio (NZ’s only dedicated acrylic resist etching workshop)  in 2005 and, with partner Tania Booth,  Art at Wharepuke  in 2009.  In 2015 they opened the Wharepuke Sculpture Park on the same property

He is s the author of the book Non-Toxic Printmaking  (2011, London, A&C Black) and has sat on printmaking selection panels in China and NZ and curated international print projects in the UK and Australia  such as Parallel Prints 2013/2015, Combinations, UK 2014, RE:Print/RE:Present, UK 2015).

Mark was awarded First Prize at the 2010 Lessedra World Art Print competition in Sofia, Bulgaria. His work is held in public and private collections worldwide including the V&A Museum, London, The Ashmolean Museum, UK, and in China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Mexico, Portugal, Turkey and the James Wallace Trust NZ.

Mark Graver website

C.V

BORN St.Albans, Hertfordshire, England, 1964

Moved to New Zealand 2003, New Zealand Citizenship 2008 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

1997 -1998   Teacher Training/Btec, Fine Art Professional Development, Kensington and Chelsea, College, London

1994 -1995   M.A.Printmaking, Camberwell College of Arts, London

1985 -1988   B.A (Hons) Fine Art, Leeds Polytechnic, UK

CURATED SHOWS

2015

Parallel Prints NZ/Australia, Art at Wharepuke and Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia

RE:Print/Re:presentCo-curator exhibition and symposium Anglia Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge School of Art, Cambridge, UK

2014

Combinations – Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, Bangor, Northern Ireland

2013

Parallel Prints Portfolio Presentation – Impact 8 international printmaking conference, Dundee, UK

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Cary Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, USA

The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK

The Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Australia

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania, Australia

Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei, NZ

Kent Print Collection, Kent University, UK

Federation University Art Collection – Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Jinling Museum of Art, Nanjing, China

Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

Penang State Art Gallery, Penang, Malaysia

National Museum Of Fine Art, Taiwan

Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

Douro Museum of Printmaking, Douro, Portugal

Durban University – Arts for Humanity Collection

Literature and Arts Department, Heilongjiang provincial government, Harbin, China

CONARTE – Non Toxic Printmaking Museum Collection, Leon, Monterrey, Mexico

Painting and Sculpture Museums Association, Istanbul Turkey

Tolpuddle Museum, Dorset, England

Camberwell College of Arts, London, England

James Wallace Trust, New Zealand

Work held in private collections in New Zealand, Australia, USA, Japan, China and Europe.

AWARDS

2016 Honourary Mention in Experimental Printmaking – IV International Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak, Bulgaria

2013 Honourable Mention, Pacific Rim International Printmaking, Christchurch, NZ

2010 First Prize, 9th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgaria

2006 Birgit Skiold Memorial Trust Printmaking Grant

 

RESIDENCIES

2016

International Artist in Residence (AiR) – Tasmanian College of the Arts, Hobart, Australia

2011

Honorary Artist in Residence Printmaking – Ballarat (Federation) University, Victoria, Australia

Artist in Residence/workshop – PRINT! Exchange Gallery, Penzance, UK

2002 – 2003

Artist in Residence, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK

1996 – 1997

Artist in Residence, Kensington and Chelsea College, London

1995 – 1996

Artist in Residence, Intaglio Printmaker, London

NON TOXIC PRINTMAKING WORKSHOPS DELIVERED:

2013

Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury, UK

2011

Chisholm Institute, Frankston, Victoria, Australia

University of Ballarat (Federation Uni), Victoria, Australia

West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Mirfield, UK

John Howard Print Studio, Cornwall, UK

2009

Seacourt Print Workshop – Bangor Northern Ireland

 

EXHIBITION SELECTION PANELS

2015

Member of Selection PanelFirst Impressions, National Printmaking Exhibition, NZ

2013

Member of Selection PanelFirst Impressions, National Printmaking Exhibition, NZ

2011

Jury Member – Lessedra World Art Print – Sofia, Bulgaria

2010

Member of Evaluation Committee, International Children’s Print Show,

Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China

ARTIST TALKS

2016

Art Forum presentation – Tasmanian College of the Arts, Hobart

Orogeny Print Symposium – key note speaker– Tasmanian College of the Arts, Hobart

2015

Artist Talk – Frome Printmakers – Frome, Somerset, UK

2013

Artist Talk – Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury, UK

2011

Public Lecture – Ballarat University, Victoria, Australia

PUBLICATIONS:

AuthorNon Toxic Printmaking – (London, A&C Black, 2011) Printmaking Handbook

ISBN – 1408113252

The Harbin Series – (Wharepuke Print Studio, 2011) ISBN – 978-0-473-18818-4

Mark Graver – Paintings and Prints – (Wharepuke Print Studio, 2008) ISBN 9780473124854

ARTICLES AUTHORED:

2015

Parallel Prints – One Exhibition, Two Venues, Twelve Artists – Imprint, Australian Print Council Quarterly Vol 50, No.4 –

2013

Irresistible Quest – Printmaking Today (UK) – Vol 22 No.3

The Search for a Worldwide Acrylic Hard Resist’ (with Gerald Ferstman) – Grabado y Edicion (Spain) No. 38

2012

The Search for a Worldwide Acrylic Hard Resist (with Gerald Ferstman) – Imprint, Australian Print Council Quarterly Vol. 47, No.4

2011

Making New Friends in Sofia, Lessedra Printmaking Show, Art News NZ

2010

Harbin Highlights, Chinese Printmaking – Imprint, Australian Print Council Quarterly

2006

Artists Prints and Reproductions – a Need for Definition – Art All NZ # 76, 2006

ARTICLES ABOUT/FEATURED:

2015

Prints in Parallel – Association – Magazine of the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia. Spring issue

2013

Art in Print – New Editions – Vol. 2 No.5 Jan-Feb 2013

2009

Art at Wharepuke Gallery – Imprint, Australian Print Council Quarterly

Printmaking Flourishing – Art News New Zealand

2008

Wharepuke Print Studio – Imprint, Australian Print Council Quarterly,

Wharepuke Print Studio – Art All #89,

2004

The English Painter’– Art News New Zealand, winter