About Marx & Zavattero
Established in 2001 as Heather Marx Gallery and renamed in 2008, Marx & Zavattero are well known for exhibiting and representing artists who engage in a variety of practices indicative of a strong, singular voice. Themes that bridge many of our artists’ work are: process, identity, political/social/environmental critique, beauty, and dark humor – and most significantly – a sense of bold irreverence to trends.
For a decade, Marx & Zavattero have maintained their provocative gallery program and succeeded in continuing to promote their artists, shape their careers, and forge lasting relationships with collectors, curators, and museums. The gallery currently represents 14 artists who are established on the forefront of a contemporary national and international art dialogue.
The gallery has mounted over 90 solo and group exhibitions at its San Francisco space, and has also co-ordinated and participated in many significant solo and group museum exhibitions and high-profile art fairs across the United States and in Europe, in which gallery artists were featured.
Marx & Zavattero’s passion has been, and continues to be, the direction of a space and program that feels alive – challenging people’s prejudices both socially and aesthetically – and promoting artists who take a constant risk by creating intensely personal work.
Heather Marx has been deeply involved in the fine art field for over 20 years. She received both her MA and BA in Art History from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her professional experience has included work at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the University Art Museum at UCSB, as well as serving for several years as Assistant Director to Los Angeles gallerist Mark Moore. From 1995 to 2000, Marx was Associate Director of Sales and Public Relations at Hackett-Freedman Gallery in San Francisco.
Steve Zavattero has been a vital partner involved in all aspects of the day-to-day operations, growth, and success of the gallery since its inception. He received his BA in Social Sciences and Communication from the University of Southern California, and has also studied in both England and Ecuador. A third-generation San Francisco native, Zavattero's professional experience has included stints in radio and television broadcasting, news and art reporting, high-tech communications, and press relations.