Lazzari at an opening reception for her artwork.

MARGARET R. LAZZARI:  RESUME

www.margaretlazzari.net

lazzari@usc.edu

Professor Emerita, Roski School of Art and Design, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

INDIVIDUAL AND TWO-PERSON ART EXHIBITIONS

2020    

  • “The Cancer Series.”  Fisher Museum of Art, University of Southern California (May).

  •  Recent work.  George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles (May).

2018     

  • “A Lifetime in Art:  Margaret Lazzari, Honored Alumna.”  St. Louis University Museum of  Art, part of St. Louis University's Bicentennial Celebration. Sept-Dec 2018.             

2017    

  • “Wild Biology.”  El Camino College Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.  Catalog.

2016    

  • “Energy, Matter, and Light.”  Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2015    

  • “Moving in Color.” Mt San Antonio College Gallery, Walnut, CA

  • Distinguished Woman Artist of the Year:  Margaret Lazzari.  Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA

2014    

  • “Big Spaces, Small Gems.”  Stone Rose Gallery, Long Beach, CA

  • “Place, Change, Light.” With Bob Alderette.  Whittier College, Whittier, CA

2013    

  • Individual exhibition at PS Zask Gallery, Los Angeles, for November

2011    

  • “Acts of Meditation:  Margaret Lazzari and Patty Wickman.”   Los Angeles Cathedral, CA

2010    

  • “Rhino Ideologies/Wild Biology,”  with Lauren Evans, College of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA

  • “Recent Paintings,” Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2009    

  • “Coming Together,” Manhattan Beach Creative Arts Center, Manhattan Beach, CA.  Catalog.

2007    

  • “Wild Biology,” Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004    

  • “fluid,” Santa Ana College Art Gallery, Santa Ana, CA.  Catalog

  • “Primary Forces,” Clarke College, Dubuque, IA. Two-person show 

2003    

  • "Margaret Lazzari," Recent Paintings at Peppers Gallery, University of Redlands, California

  • "Recent Works," Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California

2001    

  • “Fountains,” Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

  • “Embodied States: A Survey of Work 1998-2000,” Laband Gallery of Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Catalog

2000    

  • “Embodied States: A Survey of Work 1998-2000,” Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA, Catalog

1998    

  • "Floating," Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago, IL

1996    

  • "Myth and Sensuality," The Art Works Gallery, Riverside, CA

  • "Sensual Immortals," El Camino College, Torrance, CA

1995    

  • "The Figure:  Form/Transform," The Art Works Gallery, Riverside, CA

  • "Paintings," Patricia Sweetow Gallery, Napa, CA

1994     

  • Solo Exhibition, John Thomas Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1992    

  • "Power & Water," LAX: Los Angeles Exhibition, Fisher Gallery, USC

  • "Ideal/Beauty," Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA

  • "Middle-managers, Bureaucrats & Young Entrepreneurs," Loyola-Marymount University, LA

  • "Figure and Ground," The Art Works Gallery, Riverside, CA

  • Solo exhibit, John Thomas Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1991    

  • Solo exhibit, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibits (LACE), Los Angeles CA

  • Solo exhibit, Woman's Building, Los Angeles, CA

  • “Recent Work,” Christopher John Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2019    

  • “Circle of Truth.” Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, California

  • Collage group exhibition, Hana Kark, Collapse Art Gallery, Wenatchee, WA

  • Kolaj Festival Exhibition, Hana Kark, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • “Hana Kark:  2019 Summer Residency.”  Glendale Community College, California. 

2018      

  • “Route/Rut/Lane:  A Karkhana Collaboration.”  Shoebox Gallery, Brewery Art Complex. Los Angeles

  • “Vibrant Matter.” A Maiden LA Event.  Beacon Arts Building

  • “Select Abstraction” George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles.

2016    

  • Art and Science.  Hoyt Gallery, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles.

2015    

  • “Body of Water,” El Camino College, Los Angeles, CA

  • “Visualizations in Art and Science.”  South Bay Contemporary, San Pedro, CA.

2014    

  • “Beautiful Planet,” El Camino College, Los Angeles, CA

2013    

  • “Sense and Sensibility,” Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, California

2012    

  • “Departures,”  PS Zask Gallery, Los Angeles.

  • “Breaking In Two,” a Pacific Standard Time Exhibition, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica

  • “Translations,” Los Angeles Valley College, Los Angeles.

2010    

  • “Figure and Landscape.”  Manhattan Beach Creative Arts Center. California

  • “Thickening the Plot,” Angel’s Gate Cultural Center, Los Angeles

  • “Body and Soul,” Three-person exhibition, American Jewish University, Los Angeles.

2009    

  • “Out of School.”  City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, California.  Catalog.

  • “Sweet Subversives.”  Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA.

  • “New Mythologies.”  Pharmaka Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

  • “Pandemic.”  Overtones Gallery, Venice, CA.

  • “Circle of Truth” Project, Pharmaka Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2008    

  • “Luscious Abstractions,” Orange Coast College, Los Angeles, CA.

2007    

  • “After the F Word:  Art after Feminism.”  I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • “A Few of Our Favorite Things, Part II,” Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA 

  • “Red Clay Survey,” Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL

2006    

  • “transfigure,” Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • Work in the Permanent Collection, Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, Topeka, KS

  • Screening:  A selection of animated videos, screened in “Video Shorts,” Brandeis Woman’s Study Research Center and the Women’s Caucus for Art, Boston, MA

2005    

  • “New Old Masters,” Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA.  Curator: Donald Kuspit

  • “Point of View,” Curator:  Paul Paiement.  Cypress College, Cypress, CA

  • “Tree of Life,” Curator: Susanna Meiers.  El Camino College, Torrance, CA

2004    

  • "Portraiture:  Reflection, Identity, and Presence.” Santora Building, Santa Ana College

  • “Red Pen.” SAC Arts Gallery at the Santora Building, Santa Ana College

2003    

  • "A New Turn," Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • "Beauty Stripped Bare/LA Black + White," BGH Gallery in Bergamot Station, Santa Monica. 

2002    

  • "Representing LA:  Pictorial Currents in Southern California Art," Laguna Art Museum, CA, Catalog.

  • “Susan B. Anthony on Mount Rushmore,” Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2001    

  • “Art with a Point of View,” Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL

  • “Pulp Frictions:  A Drawing Show,” Santa Ana College Art Gallery, Santa Ana, CA

1999    

  • "Surviving Modernism:  The Narrative Figure,"  Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL.

  • “Basic Drawing: Complex Projects.” Curator: Bob Alderette.  East Los Angeles College, CA

  • “Millennium Reflections,” Absolut Vision 4, Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL.

1998    

  • "Human Condition: The Figure," Cerritos College Fine Arts Gallery, Norwalk, CA

  • "Presenze Femminile/Female Presence," Temple Gallery, Temple University, Rome, Italy.  Exhibition later traveled to the Claremont Colleges in California, Wellesley College, and the University of Wisconsin, Puget Sound.

  • "In Her Image," University Art Gallery, CalPoly San Luis Obispo, CA

1997    

  • "Embracing Beauty," Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL (Catalog)

  • "The Ground of Being," Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

  • "Inaugural Exhibition," Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1996    

  • "Re-Masters: New Images from Old Sources," Rancho Santiago College, Santa Ana, CA

  • "Trans/Figure," Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA

  • “Encore,” The Art Works Gallery, Riverside, CA

1995    

  • "Generations: Margaret Lazzari, Ruth Weisberg, May Stevens." Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago

  • "Emulations,"  Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

  •  “Small Wonders,” Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago, IL

1994    

  • "Transformations," Wignall Museum, Chaffey, College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA.  Catalog.

  • “Function/Dysfunction,” Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago, IL

1993    

  • "A Re-Invention of Classicism," Rockford Museum of Art, Rockford, Illinois

  • "A Re-Invention of Classicism," Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS:

More information on Lazzari Evans Public Art can be found at www.lazzarievanspublicart.com

2019        Habitat.  El Rancho Verde Housing Development, San Jose, CA, Lazzari and Evans.

2019        Mural painting for the Mary Chapel, Our Savior Catholic Church, USC Caruso Catholic Center. Margaret Lazzari Solo Commission.

2018        Facing the Sun, City of Palmdale Government Office Center. Lazzari and Evans.

2016       Tracks. Fence and Signage project for Los Angeles County Castaic Animal Care Center, Lazzari and Evans Public Art Design Team

2015-16   Egrets Take Flight, City of Manhattan Beach Sculpture Garden; later relocated to the City of Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden. Lazzari and Evans Public Art Design Team

2015        Sea and Sky.  Fairwind Project Tri-Pointe Homes, Huntington Beach, CA. (Permanent seven-panel installation). Lazzari and Evans Public Art Design Team

2014        Exuberant Birds.  Longfellow Sustainable Living Street Project. City of Santa Monica, CA. (Permanent three part installation at three intersections on Longfellow Street). Lazzari and Evans Public Art Design Team

2012    Owensmouth/Canoga Park:  Orange Line Extension. Los Angeles Metro. (Permanent four part artwork executed in mosaics and porcelain enamel on steel). Margaret Lazzari Solo Commission

2011-13    Planting a Garden Rotating Pasadena Public Art Program, City of Pasadena, California: (Original 5-panel artwork created for the site). Lazzari and Evans Public Art Design Team

 

GRANTS:

Visual Artist Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, 1995.  Works on Paper.  $20,000.

 

WRITINGS ON THE ARTWORK OF MARGARET LAZZARI

CATALOG ESSAYS FOR INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

From the catalog, "Moving in Color," Exhibition at Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA, 2015.

  • - Brown, Betty.  "Necessary Beauty: The Art of Margaret Lazzari," pp 15-21.

  • - Jones, Amelia.  "Bodying Forth: Margaret Lazzari's Painted Worlds," pp. 22 - 25

  • - Frank, Peter. "Margaret Lazzari:  Between Forces."  pp. 26 - 30

  • - Coltharp, Maria.  "Margaret Lazzari: Abstractions." pp. 32-33

From the catalog, "Margaret Lazzari," Exhibition at the Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA:

  • Turner, Nancy Kay. "Between Heaven and Earth: The Transcendent Landscapes of Margaret Lazzari," pp. 6 - 9

Miles, Christopher, and Margaret Lazzari, “Interview.” Catalog:  fluid, Santa Ana College, Main 2004.

Fuglie, Gordon, “Embodied States” Catalog:  Margaret Lazzari: Embodied States, A Survey of Work 1988-2000. Riverside Art Museum and Laband Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, 2000.

CATALOG ESSAYS FOR GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Lee, Jeannie.  Departures, Essay for catalog for show of the same name, 2012-13

Kuspit, Donald.  “California New Old Masters.” Catalog:  California New Old Masters, Newport Beach:  Literary Press, 2004.

Wasserman, Shara, “Presenze Femminili,” and Ruth Weisberg, “The Figure and the Body.” Catalog:  PresenzeFemminile:  Una Visione Internazionale, Rome:  Temple University Rome, 1998.

Baldaia, Peter.  “Introduction: In Pursuit of Beauty.” Catalog:  Embracing Beauty, Aesthetic Perfection in Contemporary Art, Huntsville, AL: Huntsville Museum of Art, 1997.

Reed, Jim.  Re:Masters:  New Images from Old Sources.  Catalog. Rancho Santiago College, 1996.

Eaton, Virginia.  “Introduction.” Catalog:  Transformations:  The Human Form in Diverse Contexts, Wignall Museum/Gallery, Chaffey College, 1994.

Frank, Peter.  “Go Figure: New Paintings of the Human Image,” Pasadena City College Gallery, 1991

BOOKS AND ARTICLES

Von Blum, Paul. Other Visions, Other Voices:  Women Political Artists in Greater Los Angeles.  Lanham, Maryland:  University Press of America.

Von Blum, Paul, "Women Artists in Los Angeles, Z Magazine, January 1994, p. 69-71.

Von Blum, Paul, "New Visions, New Viewers, New Vehicles: 20th Century Developments in North American Political Art," Leonardo, Vol. 26, No. 5, p. 459-466

List of Exhibition Reviews Available on Request

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

  • Angell Foundation Collection, Los Angeles

  • Adams Mark Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Arthur M. Anderson Incorporated, St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Cathedral Collection, Los Angeles Archdiocese

  • Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa

  • Fisher Museum of Art, University of Southern California

  • Fresno Art Museum

  • Harrah's, Atlantic City, New Jersey

  • Hartzell Corporation, St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama

  • LA Metro, Los Angeles, California

  • Mark Twain Banks, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Mount San Antonio College, Walnut , CA

  • Norwest Bank, Bloomington, Minnesota

  • Piper, Jaffrey and Hopgood, Inc, Minneapolis

  • Ralston Purina Company, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Resource Bank, Minnetonka, Minnesota

  • St. Francis College, Fort Wayne, Indiana

  • University Art Museum, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Transco Corporation, Houston, Texas

  • University Hospitals, University of Minnesota

  • VH Investment Group, Minneapolis

 

BOOKS AUTHORED OR CO-AUTHORED:

Lazzari, Margaret, Dona Schlesier.  Life Drawing: A Text and Sketchbook. Oxford University Press, 2019.

Lazzari,Schlesier and  Schlesier.  Drawing: A Text and Sketchbook. Oxford University Press, 2nd Edition, 2019

Lazzari, Margaret and Dona Schlesier, Exploring Art:  A Global, Thematic Approach, Wadsworth Cengage, 2001. Fifth Edition, Revised/Updated 2019.

Lazzari, Margaret, Practical Handbook for the Emerging Artist, Thames and Hudson, 3rd Edition, 2019

Lazzari, Margaret and Clayton Lee, Art and Design Fundamentals, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1990

 

 

ARTIST COLLECTIVE:

Margaret Lazzari is part of the artist collective Hana Kark, which experiments with models of collaborative artmaking and ownership under a single invented identity.  For more, see www.hana-kark.com.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Margaret Lazzari is Professor Emerita of Art at the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Art and Design. 

She has had numerous museum and gallery exhibitions of her paintings and drawings, most recently at the Fresno Museum of Art and Ruth Bachofner Gallery in Santa Monica. Her works are included in several public collections including the Cathedral Collection of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles; Kaiser Hospitals, California; Huntsville Museum of Art, Alabama; St. Louis University, Missouri; Azusa Pacific University, California; Harrah’s Casino New Jersey; the Fresno Art Museum; and Clark College, Iowa. 

Margaret Lazzari is the author of The Practical Handbook for the Emerging Artist as well as co-author of Exploring Art: A Global, Thematic Approach, and two Drawing Text/Sketchbooks published by Oxford University Press.

Lazzari is half of the Lazzari and Evans Public Art Design Team, with eight commissions since 2010 throughout Southern California.  She is also part of the artist collective, Hana Kark.

www.lazzarievanspublicart.com

www.hana-kark.com