CV

kariavarner@gmail.com

b. 1991, Overland Park, Kansas
lives and works in Denver, Colorado

EDUCATION

2017          Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri,  Masters of Fine Arts, Visual Art

2013          University of Denver, Colorado,  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Electronic Media Arts Design, Magna Cum Laude

2011           Studio Arts College International, Florence, Italy,  Academic Semester Abroad

SELECTED  EXHIBITIONS        

2017          MFA Exhibition, Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

2016          Being Here, Lewis Center, St. Louis, Missouri

2016          First Year MFA Exhibition, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri

2015          Parabola Fractured/Self, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri

2014/2017Anderson Ranch Silent Auction, Wyly Building, Snowmass Village, Colorado

2014          Hurry Slowly, Booth Gallery, Snowmass Village, Colorado *Solo Show

2014          Artist Writer Collaboration, Patton Malott Gallery, Snowmass Village, Colorado

2013          BFA Exhibition, Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2013          Picked, Kaladi, Denver, Colorado  *Solo Show

2012          Featured Artist Exhibition, Patton Malott Gallery, Snowmass Village, Colorado

2012          Bound, Le Corte Gallery, Florence, Italy

2011           West Photography Exhibition, Denver West, Denver, Colorado

2011           Month of Photography, Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado

2011           Juried Exhibition, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, Colorado

RESIDENCIES

2017          Kimmel Harding Nelson, Nebraska City, Nebraska

2017          The Intimate Portrait, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Massachusetts

GRANTS & AWARDS

2016          Graduate Student Travel Grant, Washington University, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts

2015          Mr. and Mrs. Spencer T. Olin Fellowship for Women in Graduate Study, Monticello Foundation and Washington University

2013          DuArt Outstanding Student Award, University of Denver, School of Art and Art History

2013          BFA Production Grant, University of Denver, School of Art and Art History

2013          Student Scholar Travel Fund, University of Denver, Undergraduate Research Center

2012          Partner in Scholarship Grant, University of Denver, Undergraduate Research Center

2012          Student Internship Grant, University of Denver, School of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

2012          Student Scholar Travel Fund Grant, University of Denver, Undergraduate Research Center

2011           Summer Research Grant, University of Denver, Undergraduate Research Center

PUBLICATIONS

2017          Interrogating the Archive, The Source, Washington University in St. Louis

2016          The Spectacle Online Magazine

2013          Black and White Issue, F-Stop Magazine

2012/2011  Foothills Visual and Textual Magazine

LECTURES & TALKS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

2017          Radio Arts Foundation St. Louis

2017          Graduation Speaker, Graduate School of Art Class of 2017

2016          Arts & Letters Colloquium, Washington University in St. Louis

ACADEMIC  EXPERIENCE

Current     Adjunct Professor of Photography, University of Denver, Colorado

2017          Teaching Assistant, Art of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri

2016          Teaching Assistant, Methods of Distribution Advanced Photography, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri

2016          Teaching Assistant, Digital Photography, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri

2015          Teaching Assistant, Darkroom Photography, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Current     Visual Editor, The Spectacle Magazine

2017          Editor, MFA 2017 Exhibition Catalog, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri

2016          Printing Assistant, Jennifer Colten, Higher Ground Exhibition, St. Louis, Missouri

2015-16     Graphic Designer, Liberman Graduate Center, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri 

2013-16     Archive Specialist Consultant, Techno Rest-Art, Florence, Italy

2013-14     Studio Coordinator of Photography and New Media, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado

EXHIBITIONS CURATED

2016          Parabola:Reverberate, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri

2013          Dreaming About It, Gallery 023, Denver, Colorado

2011           023 Juried Exhibition, Denver, Colorado

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

2016-17     President, Graduate Art Organization, Washington University in St. Louis

2016-17     Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts Representative, Graduate Professional Council, Washington University in St. Louis

2015-16     1st Year Representative, Graduate Arts Organization, Washington University in St. Louis

2011-13      President, ISMS Art Club, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado

2010-12     Photography Instructor, Heart and Hand Center for Youth and Their Families, Denver, Colorado

2010-11      Volunteer Tutor, Highline Academy, Denver, Colorado