Maryam Tavakoli is an Iranian multidisciplinary artist based in Victoria, BC. Her practice questions the relationship between Identity, memory, and time. In her current works, she makes use of a variety of materials that can embody the vague distorted reflections of memory on identity through a combination of practices involving drawing, installation, and sculpture. She seeks to explore the concept of Identity through memories of lived life experiences, personal traumas, and the social/cultural structure of her home country. Tavakoli uses collage as a starting point for creating detailed and impactful charcoal drawings that incorporate family photographs, found images of war and conflict, and moments of human connection and remembrance.
MFA, University of Victoria
Bachelor of Painting, Art University of Tehran