Lazzari at an opening reception for her artwork.



Margaret Lazzari is a Professor 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. 

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

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 was born in St. Louis, received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, and is formerly Vice Dean of Faculty and Vice Dean of Art at USC’s Roski School.