Ellen Ziegler is a multimedia artist whose practice includes the making of artist’s books. Recent projects include Exercises to Free the Tongue, with poet Molly Tenenbaum on vaudeville-era ventriloquism, El Torero y La Bailarina, hand-typed in Mexico City, Imbue, with poet/musician Patti Smith and poet Frances McCue, and On “Auguries of Innocence” with Patti Smith’s poetry.
Ziegler’s work is in the collections of Baylor College, Crouch Fine Arts Library; the Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY, The Sketchbook Project; Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA, The Special Collections’ Department of the Kennedy Library; Carleton College, Gould Library Special Collections; Harvard University, Fine Arts Library, Artists’ Books Collection; Mills College, Center for the Book, Oakland, CA; Ringling College of Art and Design, Kimbrough Library Artist’s Books Collection; Rutgers University, Special Collections and University Archives; The Brand Libraries, Glendale CA; UCLA Special Collections Library; University of Washington, Suzzallo Library Special Collections; Yale University, Haas Family Special Collections Library, and many private collections. She received the First Place Juror’s Purchase Award at the Brand 40 Competition in 2011.
Exhibitions: Unhinged: Book Arts on the Cutting Edge, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA, 2015; Printed Matter LA Art Book Fair, Los Angeles, 2013; Loose Leaf: Artists and Writers Make Books Together, SOIL Gallery, Seattle WA, 2011; Brand 40: Fortieth Annual National Exhibition of Works on Paper, Brand Libraries, Los Angeles CA, 2011; UN-SPEAK-ABLE: Book Arts Exhibition, Corvallis, OR, 2011; The Book of Knowledge, SOIL Gallery, Seattle WA, 2010; Undercover: the art of the book, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI, 2007; Coupling IV: Secret Handshake, COCA, Seattle, WA, 2006.
She is represented by SOIL Gallery, Seattle WA; her books are represented by Vamp and Tramp, Birmingham, Alabama.
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