Peggy Sivert 

Los Angeles, California I | I #peggysivert2020


Peggy Sivert (Zask) was born and raised in Los Angeles. Her career has been focused on elevating art and culture through dedicated work as an exhibiting artist, art teacher and as founder and curator of a number of art galleries and nonprofits throughout LA county, including SoLA Contemporary, a non- profit art organization in South LA (previously South Bay Contemporary).

Professional Experience

2013 – present
Founder: SoLA Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA 

2006 – 2013
Director / Owner: PS Zask Gallery (Zask Gallery), Los Angeles, CA,

1994 – 2013
Art Instructor:  Mira Costa High School, Manhattan Beach, CA

1989 – 1992
Director:  Minus Zero Gallery

1990 – 1997
Co founder / Curator:  South Bay Contemporary Museum of Art, Torrance, CA 

1985 – 1988
Art Instructor:  Pacific Shores Continuation High School, Manhattan Beach, CA

Art Instructor:  Rocky Mountain Academy, Bonners Ferry, Idaho

Graphic Designer:  PSA Fine Art, Bonners Ferry, Idaho

1976 – 1978
Peace Corps Volunteer:  Belize, Central America

Professional Associations

American Alliance of Museums
National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts
American Ceramic Society
National Art Education Association
So Cal Womens’ Caucus for Art


1970 – 1975
BA Drawing and Painting /Art Education,  California State University Long Beach

MA Humanities, California State University, Dominguez HIlls
Outstanding Masters Project Award: Homer Revisited: Ancient Pottery in a Postmodern Age

Art Exhibitions

2022Dream House, Zine edited by Cindy Rehm, Anet Egbi, Los Angeles, CA
Figure at the Gate, curated by Jim Murray, The Loft art gallery and studios, Los Angeles, CA
Inspired By, curated by Cory Bilicko, Ellen Butler, and Carlos Cordero, Long Beach Creative Group, Long Beach, CA
With Us, curated by Korean Painters Association, the Loft Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2021Colors Within, curator, Won Sil Kim, P Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Nomad, curator, Max Presneill, Del Amo Crossing, Torrance, CA
New Life: Rediscovered, curator, Won Sil Kim, Western Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2020International Exhibition, curator, Kamol Tassananchalee, Chiang Mai University, Thailand        
Protest in Place, curator Peggy Sivert with Tatum Hawkins, SoLA Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2019International Perspectives of Nowadays, curator, Hoyoung Lee, Gangneung Museum, South Korea
Across the Sea, curator, Won Sil Kim, B2 Project Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Farewell, Peggy Sivert & Ben Zask, curator, Michael Stearns, Stearns Gallery, San Pedro, CA 
New Life:  Upcycling, curator Won Sil Kim, Western Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
In Pursuit of Beauty, USA-Japan, Curators, Lore Eckelberry and Morita Kazuyoshi, SoLA Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2018All Media Exhibition, juried by Dave Barton, Irvine Fine Art Center, Irvine, CA
Exchange, group show juried by Lydia Takeshita, LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA
In Pursuit of Beauty, LA, curated by Lore Eckelberry, SBC, SoLA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Music for the Eyes, Juror, Peter Frank, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
2017All Media, Juried by Kim Abeles, Irvine Fine Art Center, Irvine, CA
In Pursuit of Beauty, Japan, curator, Morita Kazuyoshi, Gallery 3331, Tokyo, Japan
pARTners, curator, Michael Freitas Wood, LA Artcore, Union Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2016Mas Attack, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
Bareback, Symmetry in Motion, Gallery C, Los Angeles, CA
My Own Private Moon, Curator, Karrie Ross, FM Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Mas Attack, San Diego Art Institute, CA
Jubilation, Lee and Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015Peggy Sivert Zask, Transformations, curator, Gloria Plascencia, Gallery H, Hawthorne, CA
LA Juried Exhibition, Jurors, Tomas Benitez, Fatemeh Burnes, Peter Frank, LA Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
California 101, curator, Nina Zak Laddon, AES Power Plant, Redondo Beach, CA
Untitled San Pedro, South Bay Contemporary at The Loft, San Pedro. CA
From Her, Pico House, Los Angeles, CA
Curate This, Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
No Expectations, curator, Michael Stearns, Gallery 347, San Pedro, CA
2014Joe Hill 100 Years – LABOR / MIGRANT / GULF, Curator, Doris Bittar, Uri-Eichen Gallery, Chicago, IL
Layers of Los Angeles, Select Art Fair, Chelsea, New York
Labor-Migrant-Gulf, curator, Doris Bittar, Southwestern College Art Gallery, Chula Vista, CA
Deep Roots, Juror Massiel Y. Bobadilla, Pico House, Los Angeles, CA
Love and Other Considerations, curator, Michael Stearns, Gallery 347, San Pedro, CA
2013In Motion, Juror, Max Presneill, South Bay Lexus, Torrance, CA
Push and Flow, curator:  Megumi Sandow, Manhattan Beach Art Center, MB CA
2012Either Side of Grey, Valuing the Artist’s Process, Zask Gallery, Palos Verdes, CA
2011Chain Letter, Shoshanna Wayne Gallery Santa Monica, CA
The Art of Clay, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
Where Imagination Takes Flight, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2010Origin: Portuguese Bend,(solo) curator, Agnes Lee, Lee & Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009Artist of Art Forum, Santa Ana College, Main Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
Local Visions, curator, Megumi Sando, Manhattan Beach Creative Art Center
2008Spirit of the Horse, Juror:  Marshall Astor, Palos Verdes Art Center, RPV, CA 
200721+ Kindred Currents in Clay, Curator: Patrick Crabb, Lee and Lee Gallery, Los Angeles CA
All-Media Art Exhibition, Palos Verdes Art Center, CA – Juror:  Rodman dela Cruz
2006Raku:Origins, Impact and Contemporary Expression, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
2005Gesture Vessels, Solo, Neal Nagy Gallery, San Pedro, CA
2004Gesture Vessels, Hsi Lai Temple Exhibit Hall, Hacienda Heights, CA
1994Hospital Project, curated by Jerry Block, SBC Windows Gallery, Torrance, CA
1991No Blood for Oil, curator Mickey Kaplan, LA Art, Los Angeles, CA
Publications / Reviews

2022 Dream House, edited by Cindy Rehm, a collaborative zine in honor of the 50th anniversary of Womanhouse. Hexentexte 2022.

2020How a South L.A. gallery is turning Black Lives Matter protest signs into art, Carolina Miranda, Los Angeles Times, LA, CA
2013A Place at the Table, Bondo Wyszpolski, Beach Magazine/ Easy Reader, Hermosa Beach, CA
2011Newsmakers: Gallery Goddess, Bondo Wyszpolski, Beach Magazine, Hermosa Beach, CA
2007Horse Sense, “Show Circuit” magazine, Michael Giltz
2004Life’s Imperfections Reflected in Art Exhibit, review by Shirley Hsu, Hacienda Heights Highlander, CA
2001Peggy Sivert Zask by Garrison Frost, The Aesthetic, Hermosa Beach, CA
Peggy Zask, Artist, Educator by Margie Zuliani, Art Forum Quarterly, Santa Ana College, CA
A Community of Angels Sunrise Sunset, photo, Michele Dugan, Angel City Press, Santa Monica
1997Talking about Student Art, Terry Barrett, Getty Educational Institute for the Arts, Los Angeles
1991The Art of War by Laura Accineli, The Daily Breeze, Torrance, CA
1990The New South Bay Art Scene by Michael Hamer, South Bay Lifestyle Magazine, Santa Monica (cover)
New Gallery in Torrance Presents Artists’ Views of Social Concerns by Gerald Faris, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA
It’s Not Always Pretty by Michael Hamer, South Bay Review, Torrance, CA
1988Soho Displays New Talents by EC Lipton, ArtSpeak, New York, NY
2020California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2019HoYoung Lee, Seoul, Korea
2018Gay Summer Sadow Rick, Los Angeles, CA
Dr Cassie Jones, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
2017/18Irv Meyer and Kathie Foley Meyer, Los Angeles, CA
2014Gail Werner, Long Beach, CA
2013Margaret Lazzari, Manhattan Beach, CA
2012Sandra Liljenwall, Redondo Beach, CA
2008Terrenea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
2006David Sheets, Claremont, CA
2004Jean and Charlie Shriver, Portuguese Bend – Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
2003Dr. Brian Feuer, Manhattan Beach, CA
1990Dr. Jerome B Block, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA