Exhibitions

Work available at the Transmission Gallery in Oakland, California,
and Vita Collage in Point Reyes Station.

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2022

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

2020

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

2019

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

2018

  • 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

2017

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

2016

  • Art Wall
    Shige Sushi, Cotati, CA

2015

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

2014

  • 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

2013

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

2011

  • Pez / Pescado
    Rockridge Library, Oakland, CA

2010

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

2007

  • Mixed Media Sculpture
    Sherrill Collection, San Francisco, CA

2004

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022

  • 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

2021

  • 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
    Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Juried by Susan Aulik
    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

2020

  • 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

2019

  • 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, August
  • 10th 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

2018

  • 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

2017

  • 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

2016

  • 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

2015

  • 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

2014

  • Small Works
    Artworks DowntownSan Rafael, CA
  • Highway 20 Gallery, Lucerne, CA
    Ongoing exhibition of 13 nationally-known collage and mixed media artists
  • 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

2013

  • 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

2012

  • 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

2011

  • Shine
    Berkeley Art Center member show, Berkeley, CA
  • Big Deal
    Auction for Visual Aid, Somarts, San Francisco, CA
    Somarts
  • 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

2010

  • 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

2009

  • 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

2008

  • 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

2007

  • 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

2006

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

2004

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

Public Collections

  • Kaiser Hospital San Leandro
  • Hayward Library

Awards

  • 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 and Articles

  • 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