Mark Graver C.V

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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 with Dr. Veronique Chance, 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

Parallel Prints NZ/UK – Art at Wharepuke and Ian Rastrick Fine Art, St.Albans, UK

WORK IN 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, South Africa

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

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, University of Tasmania, 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

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

Art Forum presentation – 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

Recent Work 2012 -2015 (Wharepuke Print Studio, 2015) ISBN – 978-0-473-30134-7

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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

Correspondences – Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmanian College of the Arts, Hobart, Australia

2015

Umbra Sumus – Solander Gallery, Wellington, NZ

Undertow – Art at Wharepuke, Kerikeri, NZ

2014

Umbra Sumus – Art at Wharepuke, NZ

Umbra Sumus – Port Jackson Press, Melbourne, Australia

Umbra Sumus – James Wallace Gallery, Morrinsville, NZ

2013

Indiscernible Writing – Port Jackson Press, Melbourne

Forty Four Sounds – Art at Wharepuke, NZ

Constable Country – Art at Wharepuke, NZ

2012

The Harbin Series – Papergraphica, Christchurch, NZ

Shadowplay – Solander Gallery, Wellington, NZ

2011

Promenade – Post Office Gallery – Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Prints – Lessedra Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria

2010

White Silence – Paintings and prints, Art at Wharepuke, NZ

The Harbin Series – Etchings – Art at Wharepuke, NZ

Etchings – Village Arts, Kohukohu, NZ

2009

New Works – Solander Gallery, Wellington, NZ

New Prints – Yvonne Rust Gallery, Whangarei, NZ

2007

New Works – Solander Gallery, Wellington, NZ

Prints and Paintings – Arts Promotion Trust Gallery, Whangarei NZ

2006 – New Paintings – Oedipus Rex Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2005 – Paintings and Prints – Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, NZ

2004 – New Paintings – Oedipus Rex Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2003

Artist in Residence -Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK

Paintings – Bridlesmith Gate Gallery, Nottingham, UK

2002 – Paintings – Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK

2001 – Paintings and Prints – Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, NZ

2000 – Paintings – New Zealand House, London, UK

1998 – Paintings – Zella Art, London, UK

1996 – Paintings – Northbank Gallery, London, UK

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017

On Paper – Chicago Printmaking Collaborative, Chicago, USA

11th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition – Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT, USA

International Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak – Bulgaria

Yereven Print Biennale – Armenia

Boundless Printmaking Beyond the Frame –  Pataka Art + Museum, Porirua City, NZ

2016

International Printmedia Festival – Seoul, Korea

Passage – The Jincheon Print Museum, Jincheon, Korea

International Exhibition of Contemporary Printmaking – Isla Centre for the Arts, Guam

Transition – Oforta Gilde, Latvia

Walker & Hall Art Award, Waiheke, NZ

Substrate – The Shutter Room, Whangarei, NZ

V International Print Making Competition – Kadikoy Caddebostan Cultural Centre Art Gallery,Istanbul

36th Mini Print International of Cadaques – Spain

International Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak – Bulgaria

International Mini Print – Seacourt Print Workshop, Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, Bangor, Northern Ireland

15th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgaria

8th International Printmaking Biennale, Douro, Portugal

Small Print International – Attenborough Arts Leicester, UK & tour:

The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Gallerytop Derbyshire, West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Mirfield, London Print Studio, London, Alfred East Gallery, Kettering

2015

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

Flux – Keith Howard Memorial Portfolio and Exhibition, Bevier Gallery, RIT, New York, USA and tour

5th Guanlan International Print Biennial – Shenzen, China

This is Change – Onca Gallery, Brighton, UK

Finalist Walker and Hall Art Award, Waiheke Island, NZ

RE:Print/Re:Present – Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK

4th Bangkok Triennial International Print and Drawing Award, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Thailand

It Might Look Alright on the Pictures – Anzac commemoration – Art at Wharepuke, NZ

Beyond Words – Artists and Translation – Artspace Mackay, QLD, Australia

Wansolwara: Print Here and Now – Franklin Arts Centre, Pukekohe, NZ

Wellington Underground Film Festival – Wellington. NZ

RSM Law Plunket Art Show – Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru, NZ

Made By Hand – Solander Gallery, Wellington

2014

Combinations – (Curated and exhibited), Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, Seacourt Print Workshop, Bangor, Northern Ireland

Wansolwara: Print Here and Now – Nathan Homestead, Auckland, NZ

International Printmaking Biennale, Taiwan, ROC

Two Cities – Jinling Museum of Art, Nanjing, China

Angel-Sachsen Treffen Sachsen – Galerie Malva, Saxony, Germany

Global – Seacourt Print Workshop, Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, Bangor, Northern Ireland

Beyond Words – Artists and Translation – Art at Wharepuke, NZ

7th International Printmaking Biennale, Douro, Portugal

2013

Pacific Rim – International Printmaking, Christchurch, NZ

Parallel Prints – Galerie Apart, Le Bourg, Marcilhac -sur- Cele, France

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

Parallel Prints – Ian Rastrick Fine Art, St. Albans, Herts, UK

Parallel Prints – Art at Wharepuke, Kerikeri, NZ

12th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgaria

Chain Reaction – Geoff Wilson Gallery, Whangarei, NZ

Celebrazione Morandiane – Bologna, Italy

Wellington Underground Film Festival – Wellington, NZ

WSA NZ Painting and Printmaking Award, Hamilton, NZ

3rd Bangkok Triennial International Print and Drawing Award, Thailand Sanamchandra Art Gallery, Silpakorn University, Sanamchandra Palace Campus, Nakhon Pathom province, Jan 10th – Feb 20th, Chiang Mai University Art Center, Chiang Mai Province, June 2013.

2012

Utopia into Dystopia – Waitakaruru Sculpture Park, Waikato, NZ

Pushing Print Festival, Margate, UK

2nd Yunnan International Print Exhibition, Yunnan, China

32nd Mini Print International of Cadaques, Girona, Spain – Touring to – Fundacio Tharrats d’Art Grafic – Barcelona; Galerie L’Etang d’ Art, Bages, France, Wingfield Barns, Suffolk, UK.

BIMPE VII, Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada

International Print Exhibition – Lorg Printmakers, Galway, Ireland

A4 Printmakers – Cornwall, UK

6th International Printmaking Biennial, Douro, Portugal

Black on White – Port Jackson Press, Melbourne, Australia

3rd Bangkok Triennial International Print and Drawing Award, Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Thailand, May 17th – July 29th, 2012
A4 Printmakers, Guanlan Print Base, China

2011

Pacific Rim Meets Istanbul – FASS Gallery, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey

A4 Printmakers – Falmouth, Cornwall, UK; Zea Mays Studio, Massachusetts, USA

‘That Bewildering Expression’ – British Abstract Art from 1919 to the Present, Ian Rastrick Fine Art, St. Albans, UK

IV International Printmaking Exhibition, Tophane-i Amire, Istanbul, Turkey

3rd Qijiang International Print Festival – China

Iosif Iser – International Contemporary Engraving Biennial, Romania

PRINT! – Exchange Gallery, Penzance, UK

Small Print: Big Impression – UK Tour – New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester; 78, Derngate, Northampton; Rufford Craft Centre, Nottinghamshire; Gallery Top, Matlock, Derbyshire; Midlands Art Centre Birmingham

Out of the Box – NZ Printmakers from Solander, Tweed River Art Gallery, Australia

2010

2nd Penang International Print Biennale, Malaysia

14th International Printmaking Biennale, Taiwan, ROC.

BIMPE VI, Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, Vancouver, Canada

Pacific Rim – International print exhibition, Christchurch, NZ

Print Arts Northwest USA/NZ Print Exchange, Washington County Museum, Portland, Oregon, USA

5th International Printmaking Biennale, Douro, Portugal

Visions of Utopia – Christchurch Cathedral, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, NZ

A4 Open Print Competition, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK

9th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgaria

Dialogue among Civilisations – Art for Humanity Exhibition, Durban, South Africa and world tour.

We Are the World – international mini print, Bologna, Italy

Half a World Away – Sustainable Printmaking from New Zealand and New England – Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, Massachusetts and APE, Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA

2009

Editions – Local Printmakers and Collectors, Whangarei Art Museum, NZ

Notoxico – International Non Toxic Printmaking – Monterrey, Mexico

III.International Printmaking Exhibition Mimar Sinan Fine Art, Facultu,Osman Hamdi Bey Art Gallery, İstanbul.

7th British International Mini Print – London Print Studio and 2 year UK tour

Boundless, CPCANZ, show Taylor Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston North, NZ

2008

7th Lessedra World Art Mini Print Annual – Sofia, Bulgaria

Papergraphica, Christchurch, NZ

Deck the Walls – Solander Works on Paper, Wellington NZ

Walker and Hall Art Award – Waiheke Island, Auckland NZ

National Drawing Award – NZ tour

Home Grown – Solander Works on Paper, Wellington, NZ

Impressed! CPCANZ, Aratoi, Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, NZ

2007

Under Pressure Empire Gallery, Cambridge, NZ

New Works Group Show Oedipus Rex Gallery Auckland NZ

Parklane Art Awards, Auckland, NZ

2006

National Drawing Award, Artspace Auckland, Physics Room, Christchurch, NZ

Iowa Biennial of Contemporary Miniature Prints – Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA

Arrivals – Solander Works on Paper, Wellington, NZ

II International Print Exhibition Competition Tohane-I Amire art gallery Istanbul, Turkey

Unreasonable Passion – CPCANZ Print Show, Waikato Museum, Hamilton, NZ

Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, NZ – Two person show

Opening Show, Solander Works on Paper, Wellington, NZ

2005

Oedipus Rex curated by Jennifer Buckley – Koru Club Lounge, Auckland International Airport, NZ

Finalist, Waikato National Art Award, Hamilton, NZ

Northland Printmakers – Waiheke Island and Yvonne Rust Gallery,

Whangarei, NZ

2004

Finalist, James Wallace Art Awards, Auckland, NZ

Indigo Gallery, inaugural show, Kerikeri, NZ

Finalist, Goldwater Art Award, Waiheke, NZ

2002

Derby Open, Museum & Art Gallery, Derby, UK

Leicester Open, City Gallery, Leicester, UK

Nottingham Open, Castle Museum & Art Gallery, UK

Harborne Gallery Prize, Harborne, Birmingham, UK

Circa, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, UK

Imperfect Future, Turtle Arts, Nottingham, UK

2001

Flagstaff Gallery, Devonport, New Zealand.

Lewisham Art House, London.

1998

Zella Art, London, 2 person show.

1997

Surfaced, 3 person show, Northbank Gallery, London.

The Large Edition; A Survey of British Printmaking, Middlesex University/Malvern, UK.

Let’s Go Down The King’s Road, Kensington and Chelsea College, London

1996

Artist In Residence Intaglio Printmaker, London.

Art Bound, Artists Books, Bridewell Theatre, London.

National Print Show, Mall Gallery, London.