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Born in 1970 on Vancouver Island BC, Canada, lives and works on Vancouver Island.


1995-2001               University of Victoria, BA Philosophy/History in Art

1994-1999               Chapman Group, Victoria BC

1989-1991               Camosun College, Associate of Arts diploma, Visual Arts

Solo Exhibitions

2023                           ADAA ART SHOW, Ricco/Maresca solo booth, New York, NY

2022                          Ricco/Maresca, "MARK LAVER: WITHIN", New York, NY

2021                          Ricco/Maresca, “A WILD SILENCE”, New York, NY (online)

2013                          Comox Valley Public Art Gallery, “RE: Moved”, Courtenay BC

2012                          Winchester Galleries Modern, “MARK LAVER: In a Flash” Victoria BC

2012                          Legacy Art Gallery, “MARK LAVER: Shining Examples”, Victoria BC

2011                          Penticton Public Art Gallery, “RURAL DISASTERS”

Group Exhibitions

2024                           James Cohan Gallery, "Arcadia and Elsewhere" New York NY

2023                           The PIT Los Angeles, "We're Outta Here" Glandale CA

2023                           Stuart Shave Modern Art, Helmet Row, "The Moth and the Thunderclap", London UK

2023                           Sea View Gallery, "River Styx", Los Angeles CA

2022-23                     Studio e Gallery, "Grey Magic", Seattle WA

2022                          Asya Geisberg Gallery, “A Window Scrubbed for the Moon” New York, NY

2022                          Mepaintsme, “After Dark” United States (online)

2021                          False Cast Gallery, “Earth Sign”, San Diego CA                                     

2020-21                    Studio e Gallery “Admirational Invitational” Seattle WA

2012                          Winchester Galleries Modern “Collector’s Choice” Victoria BC


2022                           ARTFORUM. Must See, September-October 2022, "Ricco/Maresca Gallery, Mark Laver: Within"

2022                           Woolbright, Andrew. (2022, October) ArtSeen, "Mark Laver", The Brooklyn Rail p. 85-86

2021                          Saltz, Jerry. (2021, August 16), “Mark Laver: A Wild Silence”, VULTURE, New York Magazine

2021                          Dixon Evans, Julia.  (2021, April 1) “5 Works of Art to See in San Diego in April” kpbs Arts and Culture

2012                          Amos, Robert. (2012, March 17) “Laver Acquainted with the Night” The Victoria Times Colonist p. C5

2012                          Chrumka, Jennifer. (2012, Spring) “Profile: Mark Laver” TORCH: The University of Victoria, Vol. 33 No. 1 p. 40

2012                          Ingram-Chadwick, David. (2012, March 21) “New Exhibit Shows Rural Horror, Highway Beauty”, Nexus Newspaper p. 8

2012                          Woodrell, Daniel. (2012, April 24) “The Death of Sweet Mister” cover painting. Little, Brown and Co. New York NY

2012                          Woodrell, Daniel. (2012, April 24) “Tomato Red” cover painting. Little, Brown and Co. New York NY

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