Art & Art History

Victoria Star Varner

Professor of Art

Areas of expertise
Painting, printmaking and drawing


Victoria Star Varner is a artist whose paintings, drawings and prints range from classically-inspired figural work to lyrical, process-driven abstractions.  Her work has been seen in over one hundred exhibitions nationally and internationally, including venues such as the Awagami International Mini Print Exhibition in Yoshinogawa City, Japan, the Flinders Museum of Art, Australia; the Ilam School of Art, New Zealand; the Arlington Museum of Art, Texas; The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock; the Nelson Gallery - Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri; and many university galleries both domestic and international. She has held residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Camnitzer Studio in Valdottavo, Italy and has been awarded twenty Cullen grants and a Mundy Fellowship.

Varner received an M.A. degree in painting from the University of Missouri, Columbia, an M.F.A. degree in printmaking from Indiana University, Bloomington, and studied at the Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, and Crown Point Press, San Francisco.   She is Professor of Art and Paideia professor at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, where she is also Director of the Fine Arts Gallery.  As a gallerist, she has been curator for over forty exhibitions.  She has served as Chair of the Sarofim School of Fine Arts and since 2005 is the Chair of Studio Art in the Art and Art History Department.





MFA, Indiana University, 1985
MA, University of Missouri, 1980


Professor of Art and Chair of Studio Art, Art and Art History Department
Southwestern University
August 19, 1985 - present

Contact Information

Southwestern University
Georgetown, TX 78626
(512) 863-1355 (office)
Office: Fine Arts 366