Viveka Barnett holds a BFA from U of H and has studied with Dorothy Hood at MFA School Houston. She has exhibited with DiverseWorks, The Art League of Houston, Blaffer Gallery, Glassell School of Art MFA Houston, MFA Santa Fe NM, Philadelphia Arts Alliance, William Graham Gallery Houston, and the DuBose Gallery. Barnett has also taught Art After School at CAM Houston and was a 2008, 2015 Hunting Art Prize finalist.
Barnett believes in the idea of “eternal recurrence” - the notion that the world will repeat itself forever and uses the concept in her artwork. This is an emotional and spiritual combination which enables her to compare history to current events.