"Rich color and complex surfaces are important in these paintings,” Lazzari states, “ I like spaces that are somewhat familiar – there may be sky, horizon, and land – but they're also fabulous and strange because we have never been here before. These landscapes do more than just record surface features; they also point to large ideas, attitudes of the times, and human emotion reactions.”
Margaret Lazzari is an artist, writer and Professor of Painting and Drawing at the Roski School of Fine Arts of the University of Southern California. She is currently the Associate Dean of Faculty, and until recently was also the Director of Undergraduate studies. Lazzari has completed many public art commissions including artwork for the city of Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica, Huntington Beach, and the Los Angeles Metro Orange Line, all of which honor the local history of the place the works were completed.