Treacy Ziegler has been an exhibiting artist for the past 20 years and is represented by Rodger LaPelle Gallery in Philadelphia as well as galleries in New York City, Boston, Toronto, Miami, Alexandria, Virginia, Deer Isle, Maine, and Corning, New York.
Ziegler graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Social Work working in the area of family therapy, before entering the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts to study both painting and printmaking. As a PAFA student, she was awarded a J. Henry Scheidt Memorial Traveling Scholarship. Ziegler has been awarded two New York State Art Partnership Grants in painting and in printmaking.
In 2009, Ziegler began exhibiting her work in prisons and created An Open Window, a project in the Center For Transformative Action affiliated with Cornell University. In this voluntary project she donates her artwork to prisons, develops in-prison art workshops, and created a through-the-mail-art curriculum for her network of 2,300 prisoners throughout the United States. The majority of the students in her through-the-mail-art curriculum live in solitary confinement. Ziegler received a Puffin Grant in 2011 to create a permanent exhibition of paintings in a midwest high-security gym; Horses in a Prison Gym. She received another Puffin Grant in 2013 to develop an exhibition of her work that will “travel” to solitary confinement in booklet form through the US mail Website for An Open Window is www.anopenwindowproject.org; Ziegler’s website is www.treacyziegler.com.
Ziegler lives in Newfield, New York