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Kevin Varney is a contemporary sculptor, designer, 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. He has received numerous awards and scholarships through exhibitions, research and service to the field of Sculpture. He continues to expand his use of digital technology and fabrication techniques and in 2014 built his own 4×4 foot CNC Router, which later led to the building of other machines to aid in object making. 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. Varney has a passion for empowering others to achieve their goals and aspirations; his work as a mentor, instructor, and technician has provided many opportunities to share his knowledge and passion in the fields of art and technology, while demonstrating and promoting longevity of practice through a culture of safety and best practice.

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…