ZIO ZIEGLER (Mill Valley, CA, 1988) is an American artist, known for his intricately patterned paintings and his large-scale murals that can be seen in major cities in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He currently lives and works in San Francisco.
His work reflects the diverse influences of late medieval and quattrocento painting, aboriginal, African and naive art, and the European graffiti movement. Driven by intuition and depicted with a playful use of space and materials, his subject matter reflects the human condition, with reference to allegorical, mythical and artistic lineage. He paints in the belief that his paintings complete themselves by triggering self-discovery in their viewers.
Zio Ziegler studied at The Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University. Since graduating with BFA from RISD in 2010, Ziegler has developed an international studio and mural practice to support his philosophy that art should be available to all.
Selected solo shows. 2017: Meta Species, Ochi Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho, CA. 2016: The Hall of Mirrors, solo installation at Untitled Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL; Bernard Gwilliam & The Quantum Modernism, Jules Maeght Gallery, San Francisco, CA; To Arrive at the Truth, Ochi Gallery, Sun Valley, ID. 2015: Painting is the Pattern, Jules Maeght Gallery, San Francisco, CA; The Creative Dialectic, Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow, Laguna Beach. 2014: Chasing Singularity, Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow, Laguna Beach, CA. 2013: The Infinite, Gallery 81435, Telluride CO; Chaos/Clarity, Ian Ross Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 2012: Lost Illusions, Project Gallery, Hollywood, CA.
Selected group shows. 2015: group show, Wall Street Gallery Robertson, Los Angeles, CA. 2013: Winter Group Show, Stolen Space Gallery, London, UK; Rise Above, Las Vegas, NV; Neu-Folk, Lequivive Gallery, Oakland CA; Confluence, 5024SF Gallery, San Francisco CA, Complex Gallery, Portland, OR; Santurce es Ley, Museum of Contemporary Art Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Young Americans, Singapore, Indonesia. 2012: FlashBang, Project One Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Primeval, Carmichael Gallery, Culver City, CA; Chromatic: An Undeniable Experience, Roll-Up Gallery, San Francisco, CA.