‘Modernist Teepee’, Mary Yacoob, ink and graphite on paper, 2012
appropriates symbolic visual grammars from architectural plans, geological maps, diagrams, and alphabets. Some of her work involves documenting the minutia of daily life in diagrammatic form. In other work, she creates systemic works about architectural spaces that reconsider representations of urban planning and public art through proposals for often unrealisable interventions. Her panopticon project, which incorporates drawing, photography, vinyl floor pieces and etching, explores the architecture and geometry of surveillance and power.
Mary Yacoob studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and London Metropolitan. Solo exhibitions include the Centre for Recent Drawing, the Anzac Centre, Seven Seven Gallery and Westland Place Gallery. Group shows include Galerie8, PayneShurvell, Guest Projects and OVADA. In 2011 she was artist in residence at the printmaking department of Camberwell College of Art.