Kari Varner is a St. Louis based artist who 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. Kari received her MFA in Visual Art from Washington University in St. Louis in 2017 and her BFA in Electronic Media Arts Design from the University of Denver in 2013.