About

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Kevin Varney is a contemporary sculptor and educator in the Midwestern United States. His use of new technologies combined with traditional fabrication skills are showcased in the objects, installations and time based experiences he produces. In 2015 to 2016 he was the recipient of the University of Georgia’s Post-MFA Fellowship in Sculpture and Foundations where he spent a year teaching and researching. He has received numerous awards and scholarships through exhibitions, research and service to his field including the Jim Killy Art Scholarship, Terry Burnette Memorial Scholarship, Dorothy Dille Materials Grant, Ohio College of Fine Arts Professional Activity Award among others. He continues to expand his use of digital technology and fabrication techniques and in 2014 built his own 4×4 foot CNC Router. It has been a crucial element in the development of his practice and for sharing the capabilities of digital fabrication technologies with the communities he engages with. Currently, Varney is the Digital Fabrication Technician and Instructor at Ohio University in the School of Art + Design and manages the CREATE_space, a creative research facility for the College of Fine Arts.

Educational Background:

In 2012 Varney received his BFA from Miami University of Oxford, Ohio with concentrations in both Sculpture and Jewelry/ Metals Fabrication. He minored in Arts Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship.

In 2015 he earned his MFA in Sculpture from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee.

He is still learning…