Andrea Vail is interested in the emphasis that American culture places on amassing stuff in pursuit of happiness and the ironic emptiness to which it leads. Hinged on textile traditions and techniques, her practice materializes as sculpture, installation, and collaborative exchange. Vail is an artist, teacher, and facilitator based in Charlotte, NC. She is the recipient of the ASC Regional Project Grant; North Carolina Arts Council Visual Artist Fellowship (2016-17); Happenings CLT Visual Artist Grant; CultureWORKS Richmond Arts and Cultural District MicroGrant; and residencies at Goodyear Arts, McColl Center for Art + Innovation. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (MFA).

During Vail’s residency, she created Signalling-Hello (Greensboro).