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Born Emily Agnes White in Charleston, South Carolina in 1952, Aggie Zed is the eldest daughter of Zed Lecates and Emily W. White. She grew up on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, a barrier island outside of Charleston, with seven brothers and sisters and so many dogs, donkeys, ponies, and other animals that her neighbors wished they grew up on a farm. Aggie received a BFA in Painting and Sculpture (cum laude) from the University of South Carolina in 1974.

In 1976 Aggie moved to Richmond, Virginia where she came to enjoy the camaraderie of members of the faculty and students of the art school of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Aggie discovered a natural environment in which to work as an artist, developing her ceramic sculpture as well as her painting with which she has been able to make a living for over twenty years. Her work is shown in a number of galleries across the country.

Aggie Zed received a Virginia Commission for the Arts Professional Fellowship in 1982 and a National Endowment for the Arts Professional Fellowship in 1986, both of these for sculpture. She has participated in numerous and various group and one-person exhibitions over the years, and her work is included in collections worldwide.

Since 1998 Aggie has lived in Louisa County, Virginia with her husband, David Stone.