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Mark Hadjipateras Book Launch & Discussion

Tuesday 12 Mar 2024

Join us for the launch of Mark Hadjipateras, HOMEWARD, the new book on artist Mark Hadjipateras, accompanied by a discussion with art curator and writer Gelly Gryntaki and introduced by the president and CEO of ABRAMS, Mary McAveney. The book journeys Hadjipateras’ works from the beginning of his career in the mid-seventies until today. It presents his richly varied artistic output that equally includes paintings and sculptures, monotypes and drawings, ceramics and assemblages, all of them interconnected. 

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About Mark Hadjipateras

Mark Hadjipateras was born in London. He studied at Central St. Martins in Lon­don and the John Moores School of Art in Liverpool. From 1982 to 2002 he lived and worked in New York. His work includes painting, sculpture, and printing. He has created site-specific installations in public spaces and galleries in Europe and the U.S. In 2000, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York City, commissioned Hadjipateras to create a permanent installation comprising 40 mosaics for the 28th Street station of the Broadway line. This work received the award of Best Public Work of the New York Municipal Arts Society in 2003. He has participated in more than 100 group exhibitions as well as in 30 solo exhibitions in Greece, Europe and the U.S. His works can be found in public and private collections. 

About Gelly Gryntaki

Gelly Gryntaki is an art curator and writer based in London. She has curated several art exhibitions in Greece and abroad and written numerous theoretical texts for art catalogues, artists and exhibitions, as well as reviews for popular magazines and art websites as a freelance writer. She was also the London art correspondent for The Art Newspaper, Greece, specialising in modern and contemporary art. 

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Physics, a Master’s degree in Cultural Studies, and a Ph.D. in History and Theory of Contemporary Art. Gelly Gryntaki is a member of AICA Hellas.  

About Mary McAveney

Mary McAveney is a publishing veteran with decades of experience and expertise in marketing, strategy, and branding. In November 2022, she became President and CEO of Abrams, making her the first woman to hold the position in the company’s history. Her appointment marked a return to Abrams after 30 years, having started her publishing career there in the sales and marketing department.

McAveney is known throughout the industry as a forward-thinking innovator who delivers success based on data-driven tactics, direct-to-consumer relationships, and digital discovery. As President and CEO of Abrams, McAveney oversees the company’s three divisions—Abrams, Abrams Children’s Books, and Abrams ComicArts—as well as the Abrams Distribution Client business. In addition, she sits on the board of Abrams & Chronicle Books, the London-based European arm of the two companies.

Prior to Abrams, McAveney was the Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Revenue Officer at Open Road Integrated Media, where she led the efforts behind the company’s marketing platforms, leading to dramatic increases in sales. Her previous positions in publishing include senior roles at Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and Zondervan, as well as numerous consulting positions with media companies, internet start-ups, and publishers.

McAveney lives in Brooklyn with her husband, has two sons, and enjoys time on the Cape.



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