(1937 - 1990)
Born in 1937 in Karachi, now in Pakistan, Nasreen Mohamedi studied art at the St. Martin’s School of Art, London, from 1945-57, followed by the atelier of Monsieur Guillard in Paris from 1961 to 1963, on a scholarship from the French Government. Since her first solo show at Gallery 59, Mumbai, in 1961, Mohamedi's works have been exhibited in several shows in India and abroad. In 1991, a year after her death, a retrospective of her work was held at the Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. Since then, the artist’s work has been featured in several shows including ‘On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century’ and ‘Lines Grids, Stains, Words’ at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2010 and 2007 respectively. The travelling exhibition, ‘Nasreen Mohamedi : Notes Reflections on Indian Modernism’ at the Office for Contemporary Art, Norway, Lunds Konsthall, Sweden, Milton Keynes Gallery, UK, Culturgest, Lisbon and Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland and shows at Talwar Art Gallery. New York, in 2013, 2009, 08 and 03. Currently, Tate Liverpool held Mohamedi’s largest retrospective in the UK, which was on view till 5th October, 2014. In 1972, Mohamedi was honoured with a National Award in Drawing from the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. The artist passed away in 1990.