Work available at the Transmission Gallery in Oakland, California.

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

Memory and Other Inventions, with Joy Broom, North Berkeley Wealth Management, Berkeley, CA
Face Value,
Cedar Street Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Found Not Lost, a mixed media show with Katie McCann and Mirto Golino, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
Scenic Route, Transmission Gallery, Oakland, CA

A Walk in the Dark with Patricia Sonnino, GearBox Gallery, Oakland, CA

A Twist of Fate with Linda Ellinwood, GearBox Gallery, Oakland, CA

About Face, a show of faces with Deborah Benioff Friedman, GearBox Gallery, Oakland, CA
Art with Marsha Balian, Jacquie Cole and Alise Anderson, SoBu, Oakland, CA
By Implication, Marsha Balian and Joy Broom, GearBox Gallery, Oakland, CA
Marsha Balian Mixed Media, Town Books, San Anselmo, CA

Otherwise, Mixed Media Collage, Marsha Balian and Sherry Parker, GearBox Gallery, Oakland, CA

Art Wall, Shige Sushi, Cotati, CA

Letters Home – Winter Art Show, Thomson Hall Gallery, Sausalito, CA

Fabrications and Other Notions, Art Space Gallery of the Women’s Health Resource Center, CPMC, San Francisco, CA
Stampede: Old Stamps, New Art, Collage Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Flying Fish and Random Birds: Solo Show New Work, Montclair Gallery Oakland, CA

Pez / Pescado, Rockridge Library, Oakland, CA

Small Works, Garage Gallery, Berkeley, CA
New Work, McCue Gallery 83, Orinda, CA

Mixed Media Sculpture, Sherrill Collection, San Francisco, CA

Art on the Walls, Bucci’s, Emeryville, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

Pint Sized 2: small scale artwork
, Transmission Gallery, Oakland CA
Sculpture and Assemblage
, Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael CA
, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Off the Shelf, a show of Altered Books, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA
Contemporary Art: Folklore, Fakelore & Personal Myths
, Bonita Museum of Art, San Diego CA. Juror: Patrick Eli, past director of the Craft and Folk Museum of Los Angeles
The Art of Story, Village Theater and Art Gallery, Danville, CA
19th Annual Magnitude Seven – Small Work Show,
Manifest Gallery, Cincinnatti, OH
Collage: Deconstruct/Reconstruct,
Museum of Northern California Art, Chico, CA
Story: Real of Not So Much, Juried by Holly Roberts, Escondido Arts, Escondido, CA
Flesh and Frame, Figurative art and portraiture, The Barn, Woodland, CA
Pint Sized: Small Scale Assemblage, Transmission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Seen and Imagined, Juried show, Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes Station, CA

Telling Stories, National juried exhibit (online), Shoebox Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Voyage, National juried exhibition (online), Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Women Making Their Mark, A virtual exhibit juried by Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA
Art to Amuse and Delight, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
Pop Up Show, Marinwood Community Center, San Rafael, CA
Face to Face, ARC gallery, San Francisco
Women Rising, The Drawing Room, San Francisco, CA
Left Coast Juried Annual, Sanchez Center for the Arts, Pacifica, CA

Artful Memories: How to Create Unique Art with Old Photographs by Jane Chipp and Jack Ravi
East Bay Artists, Art Push, eastbayartbook.com
Contemporary Collage Magazine, First issue
Virtual Holiday Art Show, Arts Benicia
Women Artists Making Their Mark, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA, Juried by Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray
Textures, Patterns, Shapes or Forms, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Altered and Reimagined, Danville Art Gallery, Danville, CA
Shift, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, CA
Home, Juried by Susan Aulik, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, May-June
12th Annual Altered Book Show, Marin Contemporary Museum of Art
Memories of Love a virtual show from Photo Trouvee Magazine
Arts of a Community, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA

10X10X10XTieton 2020, An international show of small artworks at Tieton Arts and Humanities, Tieton Washington
Me to Myself, an online show of self-portraits, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA
Small Footprint, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery at the Bank, Lafayette, CA

Tiny, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
It’s A Wonderful Life, Jennifer Perlmutter Pop Up Gallery at the Bank, Lafayette, CA
Super Heroes Bash: Art Auction and Party, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
A Book About Death: The Last Waltz, 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
Bay Area Women Artists 2019, Juried by Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA
Kaos: International Festival of Collage, Kranj Slovenia, August1
0th Annual Marin Moca Altered Book Exhibit,
Marin Museum of Art, Spring 2019
Pop Up at the Bank, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, CA, February – June
Switching Gears, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA
If Only I Had Time to Tell You, Juried by M. Louise Stanley, annual exhibition at Gallery Route One, Pt Reyes Station, CA

Small Works, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, CA
Arts Up, Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Elevate, Inaugural Adobe Art Gallery fundraiser, Hayward, CA
The Altered Book / Book Arts Exhibition, Marin Museum of Art

Gatherings: Vita Collage With Inez Storer, Katie McCann, and Joy Broom, Icehouse Gallery, Petaluma, CA
Memento Mori, White Buffalo Gallery, Sacramento, CA
33rd Annual Juried Exhibition, National Collage Society, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
Magical Realism, Juried by Paul Pratchenko, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
Delicate Balance: work by Irene Belknap, Marsha Balian and Jennifer Johnson, The Gallery at 48 Natoma, Folsom, CA
Marvelous: an international exhibition of collage and assemblage art, Juried by Sherry Parker, John Hundt and Cecil Touchon

Big is the New Small, Nisa Touchon Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Collector Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Gravity of the Heart, Juried by Donna Seager, Art Brokers, San Rafael, CA

Fish Tales: A Show of Mixed Media and Collage With Katie McCann, Artbeat, Berkeley, CA
Collage: Session and Studio Selections, Red Dot Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Fragments: Art of Collage, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
The Altered Book/Book Arts Exhibition, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

Small Works, Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, CA
Ongoing exhibition of 13 nationally-known collage and mixed media artists, Highway 20 Gallery, Lucerne, CA
American Folk Art Festival, Napa, CA
(n)collage: a mixed media collage exhibit, Icehouse Gallery, Petaluma, CA
Conversation, A Pop-Up show curated by Susan Alexander, 419 14th Street, San Francisco, CA
Public Art Commission for Kaiser Hospital San Leandro

Fetish, A Pop-Up show curated by Susan Alexander, 419 14th Street, San Francisco, CA
Fall into Mixed Media, Avalon Salon, 1016 B Street, San Rafael, CA
Bay Area Women Artists, Curated by Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley
Gathering Clouds, A magazine of contemporary art, issue 4, “The Series”
Studio Visit Magazine, Volume Twenty-Two
Art Murmur, Warehouse 416, 416 26th Street, Oakland, CA
What’s So Funny: An Exhibition About Humor, Village Theatre Art Gallery, Danville, CA
Playground: Art Inspired by Childhood, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

50-50, Juried show, Sanchez Art Center
The Self-Portrait Project, Brooklyn Art Library
In Print, Juried show, The Warehouse Gallery
Collector Gallery, Berkeley, California
3rd Annual Altered Book Show, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art
Intersection: World Culture in the East Bay, 510Arts.com online juried show
Telling Stories Through Art, Diablo Valley College Art Gallery, Pleasant Hill, CA

Shine, Berkeley Art Center member show, Berkeley, CA
Big Deal, Auction for Visual Aid, Somarts, San Francisco, CA
Pro Arts Box Art Benefit Auction, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
Tiny, Juried show small works, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
National Collage Society, Annual Juried Show, Online
Oakland Ballet Company Gala
Axis Dance Company silent auction
Pro Arts, Oakland, CA

Twisted, Chiseled and Fired, Invitational Show of Sculpture, Village Theater Art Gallery, Danville, CA
No Big Heads: Self Portraits, University Gallery, Anchorage, AK
Silent Auction for Haiti, Warehouse Gallery, Oakland, CA
The Tao of Duality: Self Portraits, Brava Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Visual Aid Big Deal Auction, San Francisco, CA
Imagination Navigation, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO
A Book About Death, Emily Harvey Gallery, New York, NY
Figures and Faces, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
Bird House Auction for PAINTS, Piedmont, CA
Altogether: Collage and Assemblage, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA
Second Annual Art for Animals, AAT Auction, San Francisco, CA

Pro Arts Box Auction, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
Visual Aid Big Deal Auction, San Francisco, CA
Lobby Exhibition, 525 Market, San Francisco, CA
Itty Bitty Invitational Show, Yes Gallery, Warren, RI
Holiday Show, ArtHaus66 Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Art for Aids Auction, UCSF, San Francisco, CA
At Play with Four Artists, Community Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Seeing Music, Addison Street Windows, Berkeley, CA
Waste Not Want Not, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA
SFDC ArtiQues, Hinc Showroom, Galleria, San Francisco, CA

Box Art Auction, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
Art for Boobies, Benefit for Susan G Komen Foundation
Bazaar Café, San Francisco, CA
Summer Art Walk, Design Center Galleria, San Francisco, CA
Winter Warming, Mad River Post, San Francisco, CA

Annual Member Show, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
Artfully Reclaimed, Art League of Northern California, Novato, CA

Swimming Through Air and Time, Women’s Cancer Resource Center, Oakland, CA

Public Collections

  • Kaiser Hospital San Leandro

  • Hayward Library


  • Best of Oakland, Intersection: World Culture in the East Bay
    Arts.com online juried show

  • Honorable Mention, National Collage Society Annual Juried Exhibit

  • Honorable Mention, No Big Heads: Self Portraits
    Anchorage, AK

Publications & Articles

  • Contemporary Collage Magazine, Issue 30
    Member Interview

  • Within Wood Panels, Marsha Balian Weaves Intimate Found Object Tales
    48 Hills (Independent San Francisco News and Culture) (link)
  • Photo Trouvée Magazine Issue 8 (link)
  • Photo Trouvée Magazine Issue 4 (link)
  • A Twist of Fate at GearBox Gallery
    Review by DeWitt Cheng, East Bay Express, Dec. 25-31, 2019
  • The Woven Tale Press, issue VII #2 (link)
  • An Interview with the Woven Tale Press (link)
  • West Marin Review, volume 9
  • Collage by Women/Collage Firmado Por Mujeres; 50 Women Collage Artists of the World
    Promopress, Spain (link)
  • Marsha Balian Brings a Hunger-Gatherer Approach to Art
    Oakland Magazine and Alameda Magazine, October 2018 (link)
  • Dada Centennial Day of the Dead
    Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction, Santa Fe, NM
  • Oneiric 1
    International showcase of collage artists

    Published by Mariana Bastos, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Collage in International Contemporary Art
    Kepiras Internet Art Magazine (Hungarian language)
  • Marsha Balian Artist Portfolio
    Kolaj Magazine, issue 14
  • Artist Trading Cards Pack 6
    Kolaj Magazine
  • West Marin Review, volume 6, cover art
  • A Life in Two Dimension: Marsha Balian Nurse Practitioner and Artist
    Scrubs Magazine, Fall 2013 issue
  • East Bay Express
    Review by DeWitt Cheng, January 2010
  • Gathering Clouds
    Magazine of contemporary art, issue 4, “The Series”
  • Studio Visit Magazine, volume 22
  • American Art Collector, juried competition of new work, Alcove Books, 2009
  • The Permanente Journal, cover art and inside pieces, 2009
  • Singers of the Night
    “Night Song” for promotional materials for WomenSing concert, 2007
  • The Permanente Journal, cover art and inside pieces, 2005
  • East Bay Monthly Magazine, cover art, 2004
  • Urbanview Magazine, cover art 2002
  • As Time Goes By, CD cover for Dale Miller, guitarist