Viveka Barnett holds a BFA from University of Houston and has studied with Dorothy Hood at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She has exhibited with DiverseWorks, The Art League of Houston, Blaffer Gallery, Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Philadelphia Arts Alliance, William Graham Gallery, Houston, and the DuBose Gallery, Houston. Barnett has also taught Art After School at Contemporary Arts Musuem 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. It is an emotional and spiritual combination which enables her to compare history to current events.