Zarina Hashmi

born 1937

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Zarina Hashmi (born 1937), known professionally by her first name only, is an Indian artist living and working in the USA. Her work spans drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. Associated with the Minimalist movement, her work utilizes abstract and geometric forms in order to invoke a spiritual reaction from the viewer.

Born in Aligarh, India, she earned a degree in mathematics before studying a variety of printmaking methods in Thailand, France (where she was apprenticed to Stanley William Hayter), and printmaker Toshi Yoshido in Tokyo, Japan. She has lived and worked in New York City since the 1970s.

During the 1980s, Zarina served as a board member of the New York Feminist Art Institute and an instructor of papermaking workshops at the affiliated Women's Center for Learning. While on the editorial board of the feminist art journal Heresies, she contributed to the "Third World Women" issue.

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