Mariona Barkus has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States as well as internationally in Ireland, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, and Spain. Recent exhibitions include a Solo Show at TK Lofts Gallery, Seattle, Washington; A Touch of the Blues, ARC Gallery, Chicago; Incarceration & tXtMe, Orange County Center For Contemporary Art; Body of Water & Mother and Child at El Camino College, Torrance, California; Ink & Clay 43, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA; Politick, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; Then and Now: Women Artists of Southern California, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, California; Subvertisements, California State University, Northridge; No Human Being Is Illegal, Self Help Graphics and Show and Tell, Zimmer Museum, both in Los Angeles.
Barkus’ work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Getty Research Institute, and UCLA in Los Angeles, California; Franklin Furnace Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; Indiana-Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Indiana; and Yale University Art Museum, New Haven, Connecticut, among others.
Her work has been reviewed in numerous catalogues and periodicals including The Los Angeles Times and Artweek. Some of the books featuring her work are Crossing Over: Feminism and Art of Social Concern by Arlene Raven; Other Visions, Other Voices by Paul Von Blum with a forward by Lucy Lippard; Artists’ Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook by The Visual Studies Workshop; From Site to Vision: the Woman’s Building in Contemporary Culture, edited by Sondra Hale and Terry Wolverton, and most recently, from the University of California Press: American Artists Against War 1935—2010 by David McCarthy.
Barkus has received grants from the City of Los Angeles, Women’s Studio Workshop, and New York State Arts Council.