Exhibitions

Marsha Balian is represented by GearBox Gallery in Oakland, California.

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2019

A Twist of Fate with Linda Ellinwood
GearBox Gallery, Oakland, CA
November 21, 2019 – January 4, 2020

2018

About Face, a show of faces with Deborah Benioff Friedman
GearBox Gallery, Oakland, CA
November 22 – January 5
Art with Marsha Balian, Jacquie Cole and Alise Anderson
SoBu, Oakland, CA
November 3 – December 31
By Implication, Marsha Balian and Joy Broom
GearBox Gallery, Oakland, CA
June 28 – July 28
Marsha Balian Mixed Media
Town Books, San Anselmo, CA
March – April

2017

Otherwise, Mixed Media Collage, Marsha Balian and Sherry Parker
GearBox Gallery, Oakland, CA
June 29 – July 29

2016

Art Wall
Shige Sushi, Cotati, CA
August 2 – October 30

2015

Letters Home – Winter Art Show
Thomson Hall Gallery, Sausalito, CA
January 15 – February 24

2014

Fabrications and Other Notions
Art Space Gallery of the Women’s Health Resource Center, CPMC, San Francisco, CA
September 14 – December
Stampede: Old Stamps, New Art
Collage Gallery, San Francisco, CA
March

2013

Flying Fish and Random Birds: Solo Show New Work
Montclair Gallery Oakland, CA
March 19 – April 29

2011

Pez / Pescado
Rockridge Library, Oakland, CA

2010

End of Year Show
Bazaar Café, San Francisco, CA
Small Works
Garage Gallery, Berkeley, CA
I Dreamed I Had an Art Show in my Maidenform Bra
Awaken Café, Oakland, 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

2019

Tiny
Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
November 7 – December 23
It’s A Wonderful Life
Jennifer Perlmutter Pop Up Gallery at the Bank, Lafayette, CA
December 6-22
Super Heroes Bash: Art Auction and Party
Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
September 14
A Book About Death: The Last Waltz, 10th Anniversary Exhibition
Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
September 14 – November 2
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
November – December
Arts Up
Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
September – November
Elevate
Inaugural Adobe Art Gallery fundraiser, Hayward, CA
September
The Altered Book / Book Arts Exhibition
Marin Museum of Art
Spring 2018

2017

Gatherings: Vita Collage
With Inez Storer, Katie McCann, and Joy Broom
Icehouse Gallery, Petaluma, CA
Memento Mori
White Buffalo Gallery, Sacramento, CA
October 11 – November 3
33rd Annual Juried Exhibition
National Collage Society, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
September 27 – October 28
Magical Realism
Juried by Paul Pratchenko
Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
June 3 – July 9
Delicate Balance: work by Irene Belknap, Marsha Balian and Jennifer Johnson
The Gallery at 48 Natoma, Folsom, CA
March 17 – May 4
Marvelous: an international exhibition of collage and assemblage art
Juried by Sherry Parker, John Hundt and Cecil Touchon
January 6 – February 12

2016

Big is the New Small
Nisa Touchon Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
April 15 – June 15
Collector Gallery
Berkeley, CA
April 18 – June 2
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
November 14, 2015 – January 9, 2016
Collage: Session and Studio Selections
Red Dot Gallery, Sacramento, CA
September – October 3
Fragments: Art of Collage
Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
July 29 – September 9, 2015
The Altered Book/Book Arts Exhibition
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art
April 18 – May 23

2014

Small Works
Artworks DowntownSan Rafael, CA
December
Highway 20 Gallery, Lucerne, CA
Ongoing exhibition of 13 nationally-known collage and mixed media artists
American Folk Art Festival
Napa, CA
September 6
(n)collage: a mixed media collage exhibit
Icehouse Gallery, Petaluma, CA
July 25 – September 14
Conversation
A Pop-Up show curated by Susan Alexander
419 14th Street, San Francisco, CA
May 10-11
Public Art
Commission for Kaiser Hospital San Leandro

2013

Fetish
A Pop-Up show curated by Susan Alexander
419 14th Street, San Francisco, CA
October 5-6
Fall into Mixed Media
Avalon Salon, 1016 B Street, San Rafael, CA
October 11 – December 31
Bay Area Women Artists
Curated by Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley
August 6-29
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
June 7
What’s So Funny: An Exhibition About Humor
Village Theatre Art Gallery, Danville, CA
March 8 – April 22
Playground: Art Inspired by Childhood
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
February 28 – March 20

2012

50-50
Juried show, Sanchez Art Center
August 24 – September 30
The Self-Portrait Project
Brooklyn Art Library
August
In Print
Juried show, The Warehouse Gallery
June
Collector Gallery
Berkeley, California
May 11 – June 16, 2012
3rd Annual Altered Book Show
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art
April 21 – May 26
Intersection: World Culture in the East Bay
510Arts.com online juried show
Telling Stories Through Art
Diablo Valley College Art Gallery, Pleasant Hill, CA
January 19 – February 12

2011

Shine
Berkeley Art Center member show, Berkeley, CA
December 17, 2011 – January 29, 2012
Big Deal
Auction for Visual Aid, Somarts, San Francisco, CA
November 12, Somarts
Pro Arts Box Art Benefit Auction
Pro Arts, Oakland, CA
November 4
Tiny
Juried show small works, Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
November 3 – December 23
National Collage Society
Annual Juried Show, Online
November 1
Oakland Ballet Company Gala
May 14
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

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