Victoria Star Varner's paintings, drawings and prints range from classically-inspired figural work to lyrical, process-driven abstractions. They have been 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; Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University; the Nelson Gallery - Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri; and many university galleries both domestic and international. She has been in residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Camnitzer Studio in Valdottavo, Italy and has been awarded over twenty 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 participated in workshops 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 Sarofim Fine Arts Gallery. As a gallerist, she has curated over forty exhibitions comprising artists of international scope. She has served as Chair of the Sarofim School of Fine Arts and is currently the Chair of Studio Art in the Art and Art History Department.