Two central threads in Mary Yacoob’s practice are drawing and visual languages. What follows is the filtering of close observation of life and reimaginings of her environment in works that play with repetition and geometry, diagrams and maps, systems and chance.

Contact: yacoobmary@hotmail.com

Education

2005 –2007

Central Saint Martins, MA Fine Art

2000 –2004

Cass School of Art, London Metropolitan Univ, BA Hons Fine Art (1st Class)

1997 –2000

City Literary Institute, Fine Art Course

1992 –1995

Middlesex University, BA Hons Politics with English Literature 

Commissions

2019

Uncertain Ruins, Swiss Cottage Library, site specific vinyl artwork

2014

Canalology, POST commission, London, site specific artworks

2013

Trove: Thrift Radiates Happiness at the Municipal Bank, commissioned print

2010

Away Day POST Artists Network, site specific works

2009

Mid Pennine Art Gallery site specific drawings

2006

Circ Interventions, “Power of Art” Commission from the Arts Council and BBC

2005

Day-to-Day Data, launched at Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham 

Solo Shows

2020

Schema, Five Years Gallery

2019

Draft, The Hospital Club

2012

Works on Paper, Westland Place Gallery

2011

The Infinite Combinatorium Part 0, Curated by Crowd 6, Trove, Birmingham

2010 

Centre for Recent Drawing, London

2009

Cities, ANZAC Centre, Royal Brompton Hospital, London

2008

Propositions for Cities, Seven Seven, London

Residencies

2020

North Devon Artist Residency

2019

Mutton Fist Press printmaking residency

2011

AA2A printmaking residency at Camberwell College of Art and Design 


 

Relevant Work Experience

2019/2020     

Associate Lecturer (part time) Cass School of Art, London Metropolitian University

2019/2020     

Six art workshops for adults and children at Mutton Fist Press/Swiss Cottage Library

2019              

Lecture about my practice, BA Fine Art course, London Metropolitian University 

2020              

Talk at solo exhibition, Five Years Gallery


 

2010 - present
2010 - present
Group Shows

2020

Impartial Iteration, Saturation Point

2019

Face to Face Art, Warsaw, Poland

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

8 Lines, Platform A Gallery

Liminality: Temporal Impressions, Gallery 46

2018

Noel Limits, Mutton Fist Press
The Ghost Tide, Thames Side Studios
Liminality (The unknown), Gallery 46

2017

Two Places at Once, Online exhibition with POST
Contemporary British Prints, Foss Fine Art, in association with Dark Matter Studio

2016

Saturation Point | The five-year anniversary | Open studio, ACME Studios
Parable Displaced, POST Artists at St. Aphege Church, Whitstable

2015

Contemporary British Drawing, Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts, China

Multiplied, Printmaking Art Fair at Christies with Dark Matter Studio

Generator, Kaleidscope Gallery

Five Floors, Eighteen Artists, Century

Manorism, ExFed

2014

Beguile the Night: Beyond Drawing, Dark Matter Studio

Co-Imagine: Re-development of Peckham Rye Station Gateway, Bussey Bld/CLF Art Café V&A Tottenham Takeover, with POST artists, V&A

Canalology, POST Artist Network Arts Council funded exhibition along Tottenham’s canals 

A Bright and Guilty Place II, PayneShurvell at the Hospital Club

Crossing Lines, & Model, Leeds

2013

Works on Paper, PayneShurvell at Collective Gallery 

Cascades: past, present and future, Studio 180

Process Matters, Stoke Newington Library Gallery

Thrift Radiates Happiness,The Municipal Bank, Birmingham, curated by Trove

Do you remember it – or weren’t you there? London Gallery West, University of Westminster

2012

Poster Production, Portman Gallery, Morpeth School, London

Virulent Experience, Conway Hall, London

Surfaces: Works on Paper, Sput+Nik Gallery, Porto, Portugal

At Play, Ovada, Oxford

At Play 4, South Hill Park

Ten Anniversary of Bookartbookshop, Red Gallery 

2011

Launching Pad, Galerie8

Utopian Arts Fest, Parlour Gallery

Shall/Will, Camberwell College of Art

Broken Telephone, with POST artists at Exchange Project Space

Grange Gardens Sculpture Project, Galerie 8

2010

From the Dustheaps, Charles Dickens Museum, London

A Bright and Guilty Place, PayneShurvell,

POST Away Day, London

Preambles and Perambulations, Charles Dickens Museum, London

At Play, South Hill Park Gallery, UK

Harsh Lines and Spongy Surfaces, Island Projects at Hackney Wicked Festival, London

Quantified Aesthetics, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, USA

2009

I can bring this to your city, Island Projects at Hackney Wicked Festival, London

This is a Stick Up, Launch Collaborative, Oxford 

2nd Sheffield Artist’s Book Prize Exhibition

Transition, Mid Pennine Arts Gallery

Three by Three Becomes Guest Projects, Yinka Shonibare Space, London

AM Bruno, Bookartbookshop, London

Sound Ways, Sight Waves, Sights and Sounds of Edmonton, London

Three by Three (4), Yinka Shonibare Space, London

2008

Shift - Reflections in Time and Place

Wrapped and Encased in Liverpool 08, Wolstenholme Projects, Liverpool 2008

Little Things, The Parlour, London

2007

MA Degree Show, Central Saint Martins, London

Drawings Inspired by “Invisible Cities”, The Courtyard Studio, London

In>Visible Traces, The Old Boys Club, London

Io Sono Solo In Una Terra Straniera, Unitre Milano, Milan, Italy

DIY, Nolias Gallery, London

11.472, Bargehouse, London

2006

q, Curator Space, London

Identikit, temporarycontemporary, London

Sound Practice 2006, Goldsmiths College of Art

Identikit, temporarycontemporary, London

2005

Sound Café, Jedburgh Community and Arts Centre, Scotland

A-Mart: Ale and Porter Arts, Bradford on Avon

Counter Measure, Florence Arts Trust

Besucher/Visitors, Gallery VorOrt, Hamburg, Germany 

2004

Shop, Space-twotentwo

60-Seconds, Salon, Darklight Film Festival

60-Seconds, Space-twotentwo and 291 Gallery

BA Fine Art Degree Show, London Metropolitan University

Made in 2004 Part II, Morley Gallery

Dino, Indo Bar 

2003 Animation show reel with Morley Art College students, Cargo 

2002 Art in Poplar, Mile End Art Pavilion

2002 From the Cradle to the Grave, Unit 2 Gallery, London Metropolitan University

2002 End of year show, Westminster and Kingsway College 

2001 Swains Green Haymaking Festival

2000 City Lit Fine Art show, The October Gallery

1999 City Lit Fine Art show, The City Lit

 


 

Collections

Guest Projects; Brunel University Art Collection; 

Artist books in Tate Archive and Special Collection Chelsea College of Art and Design and others

Awards

2020

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants

2005

Arts and Humanities Research Board Award

2004

Royal Female School of Art Foundation Bursary

2004

Owen Rowley Award 

2002

Ellen Clarkson Award 

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