Zarina Hashmi

b.1937

Zarina Hashmi is an Indian-born, American artist. Her work spans drawing, printmaking, and sculpture yet it is abstract and minimal and explores the concept of home.
Born in Aligarh, India, she earned a degree in mathematics before studying a variety of printmaking methods in Thailand. Her work evokes and explores the idea of home, distances, and trajectories, influenced by her own extensive travels. She uses visual elements from Islamic religious decoration, especially the regular geometry commonly found in Islamic architecture. The abstract and spare geometric style of her early works has been compared to Minimalists such as Sol LeWitt.
She has lived and worked in New York City since the 1970s.