Mark Graver

Mark Grave
Wharepuke Print Studio


Born, St.Albans, UK, 1964
1985 – 88 – B.A. (Hons) Fine Art – Leeds Polytechnic
1995 – M.A. Printmaking at Camberwell College of Arts, London.

Moved to NZ 2003
Established , 2006, Wharepuke Print Studio, Kerikeri, NZ’s only dedicated acrylic resist etching workshop and ,2009, Art at Wharepuke gallery.

Author Non-Toxic Printmaking, London, A&C Black, 2011.

Practice involves printmaking and video with interest concentrated at the point where the two approaches meet and cross – the editonable act/event of pulling a print screening a film, the re-presenting of this act/event and its relationship with time and memory.
Work held in numerous international public collections.


Parallel Prints
Parallel Prints  presents the same exhibition simultaneously in the UK and New Zealand.

The uniqueness of the reproducible print allows for the same works to be viewed at the same time on opposite sides of the world.  This highlights the democratic nature of printmaking and questions the aura of the unique.  Which venue is showing the ‘real’ work?  Which the reproduction?
The portfolio features 12 artists, Anne Desmet, Chris Pig, David Ferry, Duncan Bullen, Gillian Golding, Mark Graver, Johanna Love, Margaret Ashman, Sandy Sykes, Stephen Mumberson, Timo Lehtonen and Weimin He contributing one work in an edition of 36.