Artist Zio Ziegler on Murals, Sculptures and the Changing Nature of Art

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Mural by Zio Ziegler. (Courtesy of Zio Ziegler)

Zio Ziegler's tribal-pattern murals of giant humans, tigers and dragons have been splashed across many different surfaces, from the sides of buildings in the Tenderloin to the offices of Facebook. One journalist likened his murals to "tattooing the skin of San Francisco" with "contemporary urban cave art." But Ziegler, a Mill Valley artist who often paints while listening to books on tape, says murals are just one of many forms of storytelling for him. He joins us to talk about his latest projects, including one with SFJAZZ, his book "Collaborate with Zio" and why he's so heavily influenced by hieroglyphics and authors like William Gaddis and Don DeLillo.


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Murals by Zio Ziegler
Murals by Zio Ziegler (Courtesy of Zio Ziegler)
Mural by Zio Ziegler (Courtesy of Zio Ziegler)
Mural by Zio Ziegler (Courtesy of Zio Ziegler)
Mural by Zio Ziegler (Courtesy of Zio Ziegler.)


Zio Ziegler, artist & author, "Collaborate with Zio: The Artist's Sketchpad, Coauthored and Colored by YOU"