Kate Ericson (born in 1955 in New York, New York, USA; died in 1995 in Milanville, Pennsylvania, USA) & Mel Ziegler (born in 1956 in Campbelltown, Pennsylvania, USA; lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee, USA) worked as an artist duo from 1978 to 1995.

凱特·埃里克森 & 梅爾·齊格勒

Synthesizing conceptual, land art, and interventionist strategies, Ericson & Ziegler developed a distinctly American community-based art practice outside the orbit of New York City. Working directly with local iconography, sites, and communities across America, the pair produced works and staged interventions with and for these communities as much as the works themselves informed onlookers in the institutionalized art world.

Kate Ericson died of brain cancer in 1995. Mel Ziegler resides in Nashville, Tennessee, where he works as an artist, a farmer, and professor and chair of the Art Department at Vanderbilt University. Both Ericson and Ziegler received BFAs from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1978 and continued their studies under Michael Asher, Douglas Huebler, and John Baldessari at California Institute of the Arts, from which they received MFAs in 1982. Ericson & Ziegler have been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the San Francisco Art Institute; and the Austin Museum of Art, Texas. Their work is in the collections of institutions including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Menil Collection Drawing Institute, Houston.

solo shows

Exhibitions including solo works by Mel ZIEGLER are marked (MZ)

2020
- Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Texas, USA (forthcoming) (MZ)

2019
- 1000 Portraits, Perrotin, New York, New York, USA (forthcoming) (MZ)

2018
- 1000 Portraits, Bibliowicz Family Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA (MZ)

2017
- A Living Thing: Flag Exchange, Federal Hall, New York, New York, USA (MZ)
- A Living Thing, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California, USA (MZ)

2016
- A More Perfect Union, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA (MZ)

2015
- Sticks and Stones May Break my Bones, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France (MZ) 
- Grandma’s cupboard, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (MZ)

2014
- Kate Ericson & Mel Ziegler, Galerie Perrotin, New York, New York, USA
- Remembering Loaded Text, Museum of Durham History, Durham, North Carolina, USA

2013
- An American Conversation, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Nebraska, USA (MZ)
- Taking Note, Permanent public art commission for City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (MZ)
- 1000 Laughs, Trahern Art Gallery, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee, USA (MZ)

2010
- Smell The Flowers, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, Nashville, Tennessee, USA (MZ)

2008
- America Starts Here, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

2007
- America Starts Here, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
- America Starts Here, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas, USA

2006
- America Starts Here, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

2005
- America Starts Here, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA

- Breathe In, Breathe Out, Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas, USA (MZ)

2004
- Hold Your Breath, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas, USA (MZ)

2003
- Stuffed, Secession, Vienna, Austria (MZ)

2001
- 1301 PE projects and editions, Santa Monica, California, USA Doug Lawing Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA

2000
- Drawings by Mel Ziegler, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York, USA (MZ)

1999
- Mel Ziegler, Artspace, San Antonio, Texas, USA (MZ)

1998
- Come and Go, Project commissioned for the Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition Spaces, Cleveland, Ohio, USA (MZ)

1994
- Lisson Gallery, London, England

1993
- Kate Ericson & Mel Ziegler, Metropolitan Galleries, University of Manchester, Manchester, England
- Kate Ericson & Mel Ziegler, James Hockey Gallery, West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham, England
- Stir From Time to Time, Michael Klein Inc., New York, USA

1992
- Kate Ericson & Mel Ziegler, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
- Anybody Can Make History, Michael Klein Inc., New York, USA
- Wall of Words, Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1991
- Peaks and Valleys, Capp Street Project, San Francisco, California, USA
- Exported Pallet, Cultural Fundição Progresso Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1990
- Feed and Seed and Weeds or Wild owers, Spaces, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
- Augustus Saint-Gaudens Fellowship Exhibition, The Picture Gallery at the Saint- Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, New Hampshire, USA
- The Wellesley Method, Wellesley College Museum, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA 
- Viaduct Gateway (subsequently renamed Viaduct Garden), a design team project for The Hidden City Revealed Masterplan, sponsored by the Committee for Public Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
- Proposals, Wolff Gallery, New York, USA

1989
- Loaded Text, Public installation, Durham Arts Council, Durham, North Carolina, USA
- College Ivory, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA
- Hollow Oak Our Palace Is, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut, USA 
- Walls Have Tongues, Wolff Gallery, New York, USA
- The Lighting Specialists, Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA

1988
- Projects 14: Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
- Investigations 24, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
- Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler: WORKS, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., USA
- Dark On That Whiteness, Wolff Gallery, New York, USA

1987
- If Landscapes Were Sold: An Installation by Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler, Diverse Works, Houston, Texas, USA
- Time The Destroyer Is Time The Preserver, Loughelton Gallery, New York, USA 
- Half Slave, Half Free, artist-initiated project with private homeowner, Hawley Pennsylvania, USA

1986
- Stones Have Been Known To Move, White Columns, New York, USA
- If You Would See The Monument, Look Around, Central Park, New York, USA 
- House Monument, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California and Costa Mesa, California, USA

1985
- Garden Sculpture, project sponsored by Artists Representing Environmental Arts (A.R.E.A.), Ward’s Island, New York, USA
- Traveling Stories, project for Downtown Seattle Transit Arts Program, Seattle, Washington, USA
- Unplanted Landscape, artist-initiated project with private homeowner, Bellport, New York, USA

group shows

2017
- In Around Beyond, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francico, California, USA
- Real Estate Dwelling on Contemporary Art, Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA

2016
- Brain Multiples at 25, 1301PE, Los Angeles, USA
- New to the Cantor, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford, California, USA

2015
- Paris Holidays, Galerie Perrotin, New York, USA

2014
- Country living, Samek Art Museum, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

2013
- Happy Birthday Galerie Perrotin/25 ans, Tripostal, Lille, France
- The Symbolic Landscape: Pictures Beyond the Picturesque, UC Irvine University Art Galleries, Irvine, California, USA

2012
- Loughelton Revisited, Winkleman Gallery, New York, USA

2002
- Domestic: Artists Transforming the Everyday, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas, USA

2001
- Locating Drawing, Doug Lawing Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA
- The World According to the Newest and Most Exact Observations: Mapping Art + Science, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, USA
- Museum as Subject, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan

2000
- Museum as Muse: Artists Re ect, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California, USA
- Blurring the Boundaries: Installation Art 1969-1996, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California, USA

1999
- Museum as Muse: Artists Re ect, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA 
- Blurring the Boundaries: Installation Art 1969-1996, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
- Blurring the Boundaries: Installation Art 1969-1996, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

1998
- Blurring the Boundaries: Installation Art 1969-1996, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York, USA

1997
- Blurring the Boundaries: Installation Art 1969-1996, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA

1996
- The Bare Wall!..., Michael Klein, Inc., New York, USA
- Food for Thought, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA

1995
- WoodWorks, Michael Klein Inc., New York, USA
- KunstKabinett, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington, USA 
- Mapping: A Response to MoMA, American Fine Arts, Co., and Colin De Land Fine Art, New York, USA

1994
- Tony Oursler, Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler, Lisson Gallery, London, UK 
- L’object: du magasin au musée, Villa du Parc à Annemasse, Geneva, Switzerland 
- Debut: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
- The Body As Measure, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA
- House Rules, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, USA
- Die Orte de Kunst: Der Kunstbetrieb als Kunstwerk, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover, Germany
- Old Glory: the American Flag in Contemporary Art, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
- An American Landscape, Michael Klein, Inc., New York, USA
- Group Show, Ma Galerie, Paris, France
- Don’t Look Now, Thread Waxing Space, New York, USA

1993
- Money/Politics/Sex, Nancy Drysdale Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA
- Living With Art, The Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey, USA 
- Kurswechsel, Michael Klein Inc. at Transart Exhibitions, Cologne, Germany 
- Integral, Kunstprojekte, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany 
- Sonsbeek 93, Arnhem, Netherlands
- Projet Unite, Firminy, France
- Myths and Legends as Told and Retold, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
- The Naming of the Colors, White Columns, New York, USA
- Mettlesome & Meddlesome: Selections from the Collection of Robert J. Shif er, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
- Nature, Memory, Strength, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

1992
- Culture in Action, Sculpture Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Transgressions in the White Cube: Territorial Mappings, Suzanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, USA
- Translation, The Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland 
- anomie, Patent House, London, England
- Teamwork, Lintas Worldwide, New York, USA

1991
- Glass: Material in the Service of Meaning, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington, USA
- Preview, Michael Klein, Inc., New York, USA
- From the Train, Michael Klein, Inc., New York, USA
- Beyond The Frame: American Art, 1960-90, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
- Beyond The Frame: American Art, 1960-90, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan 
- Beyond The Frame: American Art, 1960-90, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan 
- Anninovanta, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
- Mud, or, How Can Social and Local Histories Be Used as Methods of Conservation?, Hirsch Farm Project, Hillsboro, Wisconsin, USA
- Places With a Past: New Site-Speci c Art in Charleston, Spoleto Festival U.S.A., Charleston, South Carolina, USA

1990
- 15 Years of RAW, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
- Team Spirit, Neuberger Museum, State University of New York at Purchase, Purchase, New York, USA
- Team Spirit, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
- Team Spirit, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
- Team Spirit, The Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA 
- Team Spirit, Spirit Square Center for the Arts, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA 
- Team Spirit, Davenport Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa, USA
- Team Spirit, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
- Preview, Michael Klein, Inc., New York, USA
- Fifth Anniversary Exhibition, Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA 
- Notes on the Margin: A Framework in Focus, Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York, USA
- (A) Selection (of) Selections: An Exhibition of 1989 NYFA Fellows, Parsons School of Design, New York, USA

1989
- Contemporary Sculpture ‘89: Works by Fellowship Recipients of the New York Foundation for the Arts, University Art Museum, Albany, New York, USA
- Here and There - Travel Series Part Four, The Clocktower, New York, USA
- Ten Years, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
- 1989 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
- Horn of Plenty: Sixteen Artists from NYC, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
- Monochrome, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

1988
- Collaboration, Gallery at the Plaza, Security Paci c Corporation, Los Angeles, California, USA
- Equation, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
- Group Exhibition, Fuller Gross Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
- Public Discourse, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
- Home Show, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California, USA 
- Detail in the Cottage, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Democracy/Politics and Election, Dia Art Foundation, New York, USA
- La Nature des Choses, ‘Cinquieme Ateliers Internationaux des Pays de la Loire, Fondation Regional d’Art Contemporain, La Gerenne Lemot, Clisson, France
- Group Exhibition, Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Temporary Public Art: Changes and Interventions, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, USA
- CalArts: Skeptical Belief(s), Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California, USA

1987
- CalArts: Skeptical Belief(s), The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Nature, Feature Inc., Chicago, Illinois, USA
- Private Visions/Public Spaces, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington, USA
- Real Pictures, Wolff Gallery, New York, USA
- Of Ever-Ever Land i Speak, Stux Gallery, New York, USA The Errant Sign, Milford Gallery, New York, USA
- Walk Out To Winter, Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, USA

1985
- Art and The Environment, organized by A.R.E.A., Lever House, New York, USA 
- Highlights from the Kansas City Art Institute Alumni, Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

1984
- Selections from the artists File, Artists Space, New York, USA

public collections

- Albright-Knox, Buffalo, NY, USA
- Bronx Museum, New York, NY, USA
- Cantor Arts Center, Stanford, CA, USA
- Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IO, USA
- MoCA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
- MoCA, San Diego, CA, USA
- Osaka Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan (MZ)
- Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
- Samek Art Museum, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, USA
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA
- The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA 
- The Menil Collection Drawing Institute, Houston, TX, USA
- UC Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, USA
- Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York, NY, USA 

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"Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones", Galerie Perrotin, Paris 2015

"Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones", Galerie...

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