The paintings and drawings of Marshall Arisman have been widely exhibited both internationally and nationally, and his work may be seen in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, the New York Historical Society and the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, the Guang Dong Museum of Art, Guilin Art Museum, Telfair Museum of Art, as well as many private and corporate collections.
His graphic commentaries have appeared on the covers of Time, U.S. News and World Report, The Nation, The Progressive, The New York Times Book Review. His editorial work has appeared in every national publication including Esquire, Rolling Stone, Playboy, The New York Times Op-Ed page, The Village Voice and Business Week.
His original graphic essay Heaven Departed, explores the emotional and spiritual impact of nuclear war on society. The essay was published in book form by Vision Publishers (Tokyo, 1988).
Arisman was the first American invited to exhibit at the Guang Dong Museum of Art, Mainland China (1999He is the subject of a full-length documentary film directed by Tony Silver titled “Facing the Audience, The Arts of Marshall Arisman.” The film received the Creative Achievement Award from the 2002 Santa Barbara Film Festival.
Hs is the Chairman of the M.F.A. degree program, Illustration as Visual Essay, at the School of Visual Arts in New York.