Artist, painter and educator in prisons
Ziegler graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Masters in Social Work, before
entering the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts to study painting and printmaking.
She has been an exhibiting artist for over 20 years.
In 2009 she began exhibiting her work in prisons and created “An Open Window” project.
In this capacity she donates her art work to prisons, develops in-prison art workshops
and created a through-the-mail art curriculum for a network of prisoners, many who are in
solitary, around the USA.
She has also been writing many illuminating essays about art, prisons and life, published
in the Broad Street Review.