Selected Shows and Projects (Full CV)

EXHIBITIONS (* indicated solo)


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

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


B20: Wiregrass Biennial, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL (Juried, Jurors: Angie L. Barry, Curator of Exhibitions & Collections, GadsdenArts Center & Museum in Quincy, Florida; Dave Brown, PushCrankPress,Dothan, Alabama; Jackie Clay Executive Director, Coleman Center for theArts, York, AL; Mario Gallardo, Executive Director, Walnut Gallery, Gadsden,Alabama)

2020 North Carolina Artists Exhibition, CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, NC (Juried, Juror: Nat Trotman, Curator of Performance and Media at the Guggenheim R. Solomon Museum in New York)

MATERIAL | FIBER, Radial Gallery, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH


In Flux, touring 5-state SEFEA exhibition, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, Berea College, Berea, KY, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, Elon University, Elon, NC (Curators: Lisa Kriner, Berea College; Rob Mertens, James Madison University; LM Wood, Elon University; Pat Mink, East Tennessee State University; Miyuki Cook, Marshall University) (catalog)


2020   Communal Coloring Book (Remote Response to COVID)

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

2015-Present, Friendge (ongoing)


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.


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

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

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