Victoria Star Varner

Notable Achievements

Professor of Art Victoria Star Varner’s artwork was selected for the 7e Internationale Exposition Estampes Bisannuelle Miniature (the 7th International Miniature Print Biennial Exhibition) organized by the Ottawa School of Art, Ontario, Canada. The exhibition brought together 260 works by over 100 artists from 20 countries. In addition, she and Technical Assistant and Exhibitions Coordinator Seth Daulton were invited to participate in Our Indiana: M.F.A. Selections, curated by Professor Gail Panske, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and Professor Ellen Price, Miami University, Ohio, for the Mid-America Print Council’s biennial conference held at the University of Wyoming.

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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.