The work of Zarina Hashmi is defined by her adherence to the personal
and the elemental. Best known as a printmaker, Hashmi prefers to carve
instead of draw the line, to gouge the surface rather than build it
up. She has participated in numerous exhibitions, including most recently
Mind and Matter: Alternative Abstractions from 1940s. The Third Mind-American
Artists Contemplate Asia 1860-1989 at the Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Gouge-The Modern Woodcut at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and WACK!
Art and the Feminist Revolution, a traveling exhibition organized
by MOCA, Los Angeles.
Her work is in the permanent collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The artist lives and works in New York. Hashmi was one of a group of artists who represented India at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011.