Andrea Vail investigates contemporary American society and its objects -- specifically home goods deemed stylistically obsolete, or unattractive by the standards of 21st century mainstream culture to create sculpture and collaborative exchange. Her research explores trends of mass-production, habits of consumption and systems of artifice and authenticity.

Andrea is a recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council Visual Artist Fellowship (2016-17); HappeningsCLT Visual Artist Grant; CultureWORKS Richmond Arts and Cultural District MicroGrant; and residencies at Goodyear Arts, McColl Center for Art + Innovation, and Elsewhere. Her work has been exhibited at Sediment Gallery (Richmond, VA); Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft, (Portland, OR); Sandra J. Blain Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (Gatlinburg, TN); Emily Davis Gallery, The University of Akron (Akron, OH); Form & Concept (Santa Fe, NM) and forthcoming Spring ‘18 at Cameron Art Museum (Wilmington, NC).

Her recent projects include: COLLECTING_PILE, an interactive art work which involves thecommunity as both content and collaborator; Friendge, an ongoing global invitation tocollaborate; DancePartyPotty, an interactive response to HB2 at McColl Center for Art +Innovation; Woven Community, a citywide weaving event (Richmond, VA); and GatheringClouds at Anderson Gallery (Richmond, VA).

Andrea Vail is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (MFA) and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (BFA). 



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