Mark Graver CV


Mark Graver


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,UK

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


Residencies/Workshops Delivered/Lectures etc.


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

Non-Toxic Printmaking workshop – Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury, UK



Non Toxic Printmaking workshop – Chisholm Institute, Frankston, Victoria, Australia

Honorary Artist in Residence Printmaking – Ballarat University, Victoria, Australia

Non Toxic Printmaking workshop – West Yorkshire Print Workshop, UK

Non Toxic Printmaking workshop – John Howard Print Studio, Cornwall, UK

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

Jury Member – Lessedra World Art Print – Sofia, Bulgaria



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

Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China



Non Toxic Print Workshop – Seacourt Print Studio – Bangor, Northern Ireland


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



Author – Non 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:

‘The Search for a Worldwide Acrylic Hard Resist’ (with Gerald Ferstman) – Grabado y Edicion (Spain) No, 38, 2013

‘The Search for a Worldwide Acrylic Hard Resist’ (with Gerald Ferstman) – Imprint, Australian Print Council Quarterly Vol. 47, No.4 Summer 2012

‘Making New Friends in Sofia’, Lessedra Printmaking Show, Art News NZ, summer 2011.

‘Harbin Highlights’, Chinese Printmaking – Imprint, Australian Print Council Quarterly, winter 2010,

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


Articles About/Featured:

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

Art at Wharepuke Gallery’ – Imprint, Australian Print Council Quarterly, summer 2009

Printmaking Flourishing’ – Art News New Zealand, summer 2009

Wharepuke Print Studio’ – Imprint, Australian Print Council Quarterly, winter 2008

‘Wharepuke Print Studio’ – Art All #89, April 2008,

‘The English Painter’ – Art News New Zealand, winter 2004


Public Collections:

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Guandong 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.



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

2006        Birgit Skiold Memorial Trust Printmaking Grant







Prints – Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury, UK

Forty Four Sounds – Art at Wharepuke, NZ




The Harbin Series – Papergraphica, Christchurch, NZ

Shadowplay – Solander Gallery, Wellington, NZ




Promenade – Post Office Gallery – Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Prints – Lessedra Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria



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

The Harbin Series – Etchings – Art at Wharepuke, NZ

Etchings – Village Arts, Kohukohu, NZ



New Works – Solander Gallery, Wellington, NZ

New Prints – Yvonne Rust Gallery, Whangarei, NZ


New Works – Solander Gallery, Wellington, NZ

Prints and Paintings – Arts Promotion Trust Gallery, Whangarei NZ



New Paintings – Oedipus Rex Gallery, Auckland, NZ



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


New Paintings – Oedipus Rex Gallery, Auckland, NZ



Artist in Residence -Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK

Paintings – Bridlesmith Gate Gallery, Nottingham, UK



Paintings – Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK



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



Paintings – New Zealand House, London, UK



Paintings – Zella Art, London, UK



Paintings – Northbank Gallery, London, UK






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

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

Celebrazione Morandiane – Bologna, Italy

Wellington Underground Film Festival – Wellington, NZ

WSA NZ Painting and Printmaking Award, Hamilton, NZ



Utopia into Dystopia – Waitakaruru Sculpture Park, Waikato, NZ

Pushing Print Festival, Margate, UK

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, Thailand

A4 Printmakers, Guanlan Print Base, China



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



2nd Penang International Print Biennale, Malaysia

14th International Printmaking Biennale, Taiwan, ROC.

BIMPE VI, Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, Vancouver,


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



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



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


Under Pressure Empire Gallery, Cambridge, NZ

New Works Group Show Oedipus Rex Gallery Auckland NZ

Parklane Art Awards, Auckland, NZ



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



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



Finalist, James Wallace Art Awards, Auckland, NZ

Indigo Gallery, inaugural show, Kerikeri, NZ

Finalist, Goldwater Art Award, Waiheke, NZ



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



Flagstaff Gallery, Devonport, New Zealand.

Lewisham Art House, London.



Zella Art, London, 2 person show.



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



Artist In Residence Intaglio Printmaker, London.

Art Bound, Artists Books, Bridewell Theatre, London.

National Print Show, Mall Gallery, London.