Callard spent six weeks in the Everglades in 1984. Every day, she saw three pilated woodpeckers. Late at night in New York City, she came home to find a tiny warbler roosting on a warm hallway lighting fixture. It felt like a gift but flew out the window when she returned with water and accidentally slammed the door.
Hallway Warbler was printed by Barbara Tisserat and published by the Anderson Gallery Artist Forum at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.
Andrea Callard’s interdisciplinary cultural practice moves through fine art, communication media, education, and other areas of inquiry. Callard founded and directed Avocet in collaboration with Jolie Stahl. She received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Callard was an early leader and documentarian in the artists group COLAB. The Museum of the Chinese in America, the New Museum, the Whitney Museum, the New York Foundation for the Arts and many others have published or presented her work.