Kari Varner explores representations of the landscape through the framework of the photographic archive. Her work often combines photography, video, sculpture, and text to create ephemeral water based pieces. Kari is a recipient of the Olin Fellowship for Women and has been awarded multiple travel grants to carry out projects in Iceland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and the Czech Republic. She has had recent exhibitions at the Des Lee Gallery and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. She currently teaches photography at the University of Denver.