Victoria Star Varner                                                                                                                                                                                   

Professor of Art and Chair, Studio Art, Art and Art History Department, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas 78627-0770

SELECTED solo, competitive and invitational exhibitions from over 100 exhibitions

2018           38th Mini Print Internacional de Cadaques 2018, Cadaques, Spain traveling to Bages, France

2018          7th International Miniature Print Biennial, Ottawa School of Art, Ontario, Canada (7e Exposition Internationale Bisannuelle d'Estampes Miniatures; Ecoles D'Art D'Ottawa)

2018          The International Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak, Bulgaria, Europe

2018          6th Biennial Footprint International Competition 2018, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT

                  (Juror/curator: Susan Tallman, Art In Print Editor-in-Chief)  awarded Awagami Prize

2017          Small Format 2017, The Library Project, organized by The Black Church Print Studio, Dublin, Ireland

2017          11th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition 2017, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT

                  (juror/curator: Freyda Spira, Associate Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art) 

2017          Drawing Perspectives, The University of Mary Hardin Baylor

2016         Eight from Texas, VAM Gallery, Austin, Texas,

2016           Midwest Matrix: Texas,  Southwestern University, Texas

2015           Celebrating Women, Corpus Christi Art Center, Texas

2012-15     Juried members of the SGC International exhibit, opened at the SGCI conference, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana 2012

                 (Curator: Frances Myers, Chair, Graphics, University of Wisconsin-Madison) Traveled nationally 2012-15

2015          Ink and Stick: a national drawing invitational, Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, Louisiana

2015          Print + Ink: a Print Austin invitational, Link and Pin Gallery, Austin

2014          Midwest Matrix Continuum, Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington (invitational)

2014          International Juried Printmaking Exhibition, New Grounds Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2013          One Foot Show, Kingswood College Lone Star Gallery, Best of Show award by Wade Wilson, Wade Wilson Gallery, Houston

2013          Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition, Awa Hall of Paper, Tokushima, Japan (one of 20 U.S. artists, 39 countries represented)

2013          Printmaking 2013: a national printmaking exhibition, SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo New York

2013          Marks: A National Drawing Exhibition, East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania

2013          34rd Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bradley University, Illinois (Curator: Stephen Goddard, Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas)

2013          PROOF: Contemporary Printmaking, DePree Art Gallery, Hope College, Holland, Michigan (three-person exhibition)

2012          Pressing Matters: A National Print Competition and Exhibition, Palo Alto, California (Curator: Valerie Wade, Crown Point Press)

2012          National Invitational Drawing Exhibition, McNesse State University

2011           Data In / Data Out, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University (Curator: Jean Brasille)

2010          The Mysteries Revisited  (solo) Southwestern University, Sarofim School of Fine Arts, Georgetown, Texas

 In connection with Brown Symposium XXXII: Imperivm: The Art of Empire in Rome and America

 Related events scheduled inside the installation:

 “Bilitis Revisited,” 3 musical performances of Debussy’s music, including “Chansons de Bilitis” recorded for film documentary

2009          Traveling exhibition of Engraving 2009, a national invitational exhibition: five universities in U.S and England

2007          Drawn From Life: the Art of Victoria Star Varner, Fine Arts Gallery, Angelina College

2006          Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University, Waco, Texas “The Mysteries Revisited”

                   Associated events: gallery talk (recorded), Day With(out) Art exhibition (draped “The Mysteries Revisited” in black) December 1, 2006

2004          The Mysteries Revisited, Fort Worth Community Arts Center (invited by the Fort Worth Cultural Arts Council) (solo)

2003          Mark-Making: A Drawing Show (an invitational exhibition), Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas

2003          McNeese State University Book Arts Invitational, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana             

2002          A Lesson Learned, Boone County Museum, Columbia, Missouri

2001         The Mysteries Revisited, Southwestern University, Fine Arts Gallery, Georgetown, Texas (solo)

    Related events inside the installation:

   Classicism as Inspiration, November 11, 2001; Cross-Disciplinary Understandings of Sexual Violence (presentations by scholars of Classics, Communication, English,      and Art); World Day Without Art, the installation was draped in black for a day of remembrance of artists and performers who have died of AIDS.

2001           McNeese State National Drawing Invitational, Abercrombie Gallery, Lake Charles, Louisiana(solo)

2001          Texas Prints 2001: exhibited at Flatbed Press and Gallery, Austin, Texas, Del Rio Council for the Arts, Firehouse Gallery, Santa Reparata, Italy,

                  Stephen F. Austin State University Gallery, Nacogdoches, TX

2000          U.S.A. Small Prints/Books (traveling invitational exhibition) in Australia: James Cook University, Townsville/Queensland, Deakin

 University, Warranambool, Victoria;  (New Zealand): Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland , Wanganui Polytechnic,

 Wanganui, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin;  In Australia : Edith Cowan University, Perth,

 Western Australia, Northern Territory University, Darwin, NT, University of New South Wales, Paddington, NSW, Canberra

 School of Art, Canberra, ACT, University of New Castel, Callaghan, NSW, The Flinders Museum of Art, Adeliade, South Australia

2000          Eleventh Parkside National Small Prints Exhibition, Communication Arts Gallery, University of Wisconsin

1999          Victoria Star Varner: Paintings and Drawings, Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana

1999           The Human Figure: Five Views, Invitational exhibition, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon

1998          Victoria Star Varner: Paintings and Drawings, Cultural Activities Center, Temple, Texas (solo)

1998          Eleventh Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin - Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin

1998          National Spring Open Juried Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania

1996          Greater Midwest International Exhibition XI, Art Center Gallery, Central Missouri State University

1995          McNeese State Print Invitational, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana

1995          Counterpoint: The 27th Annual National Juried Exhibition Duncan - Edith McAshan Visual Arts Center, Ingram, Texas

1995          10th Annual National Works on Paper, The University of Texas at Tyler, Department of Art

1993          22nd Prints, Drawings and Photographs Exhibition, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

1987          Victoria Star Varner: Works on Paper, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, Texas (solo)

Other earlier venues including:

Indiana University Art Museum

Bingham Art Gallery, University of Missouri

Coe College Gallery, Iowa

North Dakota Museum of Art

Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas

Ilam School of Art, New Zealand

Elam School of Art, South Australia

Miami University, Ohio

Nelson Gallery-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri


Cullen grants (competitive grants), twenty-two grants from1987 –2015

Best of show, One Foot Show, Kingswood College, awarded by Wade Wilson, Wade Wilson Gallery, Houston 2013

              Honorable mention, 34th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, 2013 awarded by Stephen Goddard, Curator, Spencer Museum, Kansas

               Artist Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, 2003

               Mundy Fellow, Southwestern University, 1995-96

               Ed Turner Purchase Award, Counterpoint: The 27th Annual National Juried Drawing, Photography and Printmaking Exhibition, 1995

Selected catalogs:

Data In/Data Out, Seton Hall University

Texas Prints 2001

McNeese National Printmaking Invitational 1996

Greater Midwest Invitational Exhibition XI, Missouri

Counterpoint: 22nd Prints, Drawings and Photographs Exhibition Arkansas Art Center;

Two Decades of Change, Indiana University

ReView: Ten Years of Women and Their Work, Austin, Texas


Master of Fine Arts - Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Master of Arts - University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

Bachelor of Science, Education - University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

 Residencies and Workshops:

Crown Point Press, San Francisco, California

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

Studio Camnitzer, Valdottavo, Italy

Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico