Selected Shows and Projects


(* indicated solo)


Secondhand New, UNC - Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 


NC weavers in conjunction with Diedrick Brackens: ark of bulrushes, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC 

Sugar Coating (5-person with Renee Cloud, Douglas Degges, Hale Ekinci, HNin Nie), Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL

Embedded, (three-person with Bryana Bibbs and Sam Dienst), Praxis Fiber Workshop, Cleveland, OH (forthcoming)


Toricho Art Festival, Fujisawa City, Kanagawa, Japan

It Takes a Village, The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

BIG BODY PLAY, Tiger Strikes Asteroid Greenville, Fine Arts Center in Greenville, SC


2019   Bridging, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC [Supported by Central Piedmont Community College]

2015-Present, Friendge (ongoing)



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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.


Nonprofit Administration Graduate Certificate, 2023, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

M.F.A., Craft/Material Studies, 2014,  Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

B.F.A., Visual Art - Fibers, UNC Charlotte, 2003, Charlotte, NC

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