Peggy Sivert, Statement


The work of Peggy Sivert begins with traditional materials (clay, wood, metal or painting on canvas).  Adding to or deconstructing the form or image transforms these works.  Strongly conscious of the environmental impact of consumption, Sivert chooses to work with found objects and rework existing artworks rather than starting with new materials.


Her interest in the form of the horse has been ongoing in her art as a symbol for labor, peace, strength and power.  Growing up with horses as a part of her life, they have become a personal symbol of spiritual identity.




Peggy Sivert Zask

BA CSU Long Beach:  Drawing/Painting, Art Education

MA in Humanities from CSU Dominguez Hills

Art/Ceramics Instructor:  Mira Costa High School, Manhattan Beach,,CA 1994-2013

Director:  South Bay Contemporary Museum of Art, Torrance, CA,1990 – 1997

Director:  Zask Gallery, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 2006 – present

Founder /Director:  South Bay Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA, 2013 – present




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8. Peggy Sivert, WW herd, ceramic, found objects, 10__x 12__x 4__,2016 sold sm
3. Peggy Sivert, heard, ceramic found objects, 2014
6. peggy Sivert,__Broken__, 2014 36__x50 x 48__, ceramic sm
9.  Peggy Sivert “Beast of Burden” 10”x18”x8” Ceramic and found objects, 2014 sm
5. Peggy Sivert Zask __Move__Found objects, 14__x12__x4__, 2015 sold jay reed, sm copy
4. Peggy Sivert, Control Shift, 5__x4__x4__, 2015, sold, sm
1. Peggy Sivert, Burden, Porcelain, 15__x 12__x 7__, 2010, sold Gail Werner, sm
2.peggy sivert, blue, ceramic, eucalyptus, 2015, 4__x4__x2__sold, sm



Peggy Sivert   (Zask)

Los Angeles, California / 310 429 0973



2001 – 2004, Master of Arts, Humanities, California State University, Dominguez Hills


1970-1975, BA Drawing/Pntg, Art Education, California State University,Long Beach



2013 - present, President, curator, South Bay Contemporary, San Pedro, CA


2007 – present, Director / Curator, PS Zask Gallery , Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca


1994– June 2013 Ceramics /AP Art teacher, Mira Costa HS, Manhattan Beach, Ca


2007 - Art Instructor –  El Camino College, Torrance, Ca


1990 –1994  Director, Minus Zero Gallery & South Bay Contemporary,Torrance, Ca.


1985 – 1988    Art Instructor, Pacific Shores, Mira Costa High School, Manhattan Beach


1982 – 1985 Art Instructor, Rocky Mountain Academy/Cedu School, Idaho


1979 – 1982  Artist, PSA Fine Art, Bonners Ferry, Idaho


1976 – 1978 Peace Corps Volunteer, Belize, Central America




10 – 2005  Best of Show, Ceramic Sculpture, Los Angeles County Fair, Pomona, California


5 – 2004  Outstanding Masters Project Award: Homer Revisited: Ancient Pottery in a Post Modern Age, California State University, Dominguez Hills


3 – 2003 Creative Grant, Yellow Fox Foundation, Long Beach


6 – 1996 Summer Six Art Fellowship, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY


2 – 1995 Bravo Award Nominee for Achievement in the Arts, The Music Center of Los Angeles,


 Recent Art Exhibitions:  Solo & 2 person Shows


2015, Peggy Sivert Zask, Transformations, Gallery H, Hawthorne, CA (Solo Show)

2010  Origin:  Portuguese Bend, Lee & Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2 person show)

2009   Artist of Art Forum, Santa Ana College, Main Gallery, Santa Ana, Ca  (solo)

2004 –Gesture Vessels, Hsi Lai Temple Exhibition Hall, Hacienda Heights, Ca, Solo Show


Group Exhibtions

May 2016, Liberty & Justice for All, the Whole 9 Gallery, Culver City, CA


March 2016, Mas Attack, San Diego Art Institute, CA


January 2016, Jubilation, Lee and Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


November 2015, South Bay Focus, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance CA


July 2015, LA Juried Exhibition, Jurors:  Tomas Benitez, Fatemeh Burnes, Peter Frank

LA Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


July 2015, California 101, AES Power Plant, Redondo Beach, CA


July 2015, Untitled San Pedro, The Loft, San Pedro. CA


March  2015, From Her, Pico House, Los Angeles, CA


February 2015, Curate This, Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


January 2015, No Expectations, Gallery 347, San Pedro, Ca


November 2014, Labor/Migrant/Gulf, Uri-Eichen Gallery, Chicago, IL


May 8-11, 2014, Layers of Los Angeles, Select Art Fair, Chelsea, New York


March 2014, Labor-Migrant-Gulf, Southwestern College Art Gallery, Chula Vista, CA


March 2014, Deep Roots, Juror Massiel Y. Bobadilla , Pico House, Los Angeles, CA


Feb 2014, Love and Other Considerations, juror, Michael Stearns, Gallery 347, San Pedro, CA


Dec 2013  In Motion,Juror:  Max PresneillSouth Bay Lexus, Torrance, CA


9 - 2013  Push and FlowManhattan Beach Creative Art Center, Manhattan Beach, CA


1-2 - 2012  Either Side of Grey:  Valuing the Artist's ProcessZask Gallery, South Bay, L.A.


7,9 – 2011  Chain Letter, Shoshanna Wayne Gallery Santa Monica, CA


7,8 – 2011  The Art of Clay, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA


4,5 – 2011  Where Imagination Takes Flight, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA


9 -10 -2009  Local Visions,Manhattan Beach Creative Art Center, Manhattan Beach, Ca


6 – 08 – 7 – 08  Spirit of the Horse, Palos Verdes Art Center, RPV, Ca


9  2007 21+ Kindred Currents in Clay, Patrick Crabb curator,Lee & Lee Gallery, Los Angeles,CA


8 – 2007 All-Media Art Exhibit, Palos Verdes Art Center, Ca -Juror:  Rodman dela Cruz


5- 2007, Extreme Clay, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA ,Juror:  Dora De Larios


2006- Raku:  Origins,Impact…,American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California