Andy Needle has had a dual career as a graphic designer and as a painter.
He received an MFA in painting from the University of Pennsylvania, and studied with, among others, Paul Georges, Rackstraw Downes, and Yvonne Jacquette.
His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows at such venues as the American Embassies in Austria, Israel, and Costa Rica, Albany Institute of History and Art, Vassar College, Southern Vermont College, Cooley Gallery (CT), and The Arsenal (NYC.)
He studied computer graphics at the School of Visual Arts and freelanced extensively at advertising and design firms when the field was new.
He has taught at Wagner College since 2001, and is currently an Associate Professor of Art.