Victoria Star Varner

Notable Achievements

President Edward Burgerand Professor of Art Victoria Star Varner presented an invited joint lecture in the Bridges Lecture Series at the University of Waterloo, Canada, on the connections between their original research in math and art on Nov. 21. The Bridges Lecture Series “aims to rediscover points of affinity among academic disciplines…and to bring them back into productive dialogue; to raise questions that are essential to scholars in Arts, Science, and Mathematics; and to provide specialists and non-specialists alike with compelling and enriching information that uncovers the possibilities and opportunities that exist on the bridge between disciplines. Our guiding goal is to coax audiences out of their intellectual comfort zones, and to transcend narrow discipline-specific avenues of academic inquiry.”

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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.

  • 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.