Zarina (1937 – 2020) was born in Aligarh, India, and after years of itinerant moving, she settled in New York where she lived and worked for over four decades. After receiving a degree in mathematics, she went on to study woodblock printing in Bangkok and Tokyo, and intaglio with S. W. Hayter at Atelier-17 in Paris. She has exhibited at numerous venues internationally including representing India at the 54th Biennale de Venezia (Venice), and her retrospective exhibition entitled ‘Zarina: Paper Like Skin’ was presented at the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles) in 2012, at the Guggenheim (New York), and the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago) in 2013. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Tate Modern (London), the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco), Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Museum of Modern Art (New York), Menil Collection (Houston) and the Ishara Art Foundation and the Prabhakar Collection (Dubai).