The Pulitzer Arts Foundation will present an exhibition focused on New York-based artist Zarina Hashmi. Born in Aligarh, India, in 1937, Zarina (who prefers to be referred to by her first name only) originally studied mathematics with an interest in architecture—fields that have influenced her work throughout her more than five-decade career. She is best known for her prints and sculptures, many of which engage the visual language of abstraction and the material properties of paper.
This exhibition will include works that highlight Zarina’s wide-raging explorations of geometry and printmaking, and her enduring interests in place and memory. Underscoring these diverse points of inspiration, work by Zarina will be accompanied by a focused group of objects across different geographies and historical periods—ranging from an early European print to an architectural fragment from Mughal era India (ca.1526-1707)—that have served as enduring touchstones for the artist throughout her career.