Brief Biography


Kimberly Varnadoe received her BFA in Painting from the University of South Alabama in 1983 and her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Memphis in 1991. She has worked with experimental photography techniques and a variety of printmaking techniques, often combining the two processes in her artwork. She enjoys experimentation and feels that art is most alive during the process of art making and the product is the record of the process. 

Varnadoe has been teaching college art since 1986 and recently retired after 25+ years as Professor of Art in the Art, Art History and Design Department at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. During her years at Salem, she also directed the Elberson Fine Arts Center Galleries, curating numerous exhibitions.

Varnadoe's most recent endeavor is as team member and Curator of Artfoilos -- a Winston Salem based online fine art Gallery founded in 2021. She has been a member of Artworks Gallery, the longest running cooperative gallery in Winston-Salem, since 2002 and has served on Artworks Gallery Executive Board for several years.

In addition to extensive exhibitions locally and regionally, Varnadoe has exhibited and presented workshops internationally. She participated in an exhibit in Shanghai, China as an invited member of the Washington Printmakers Gallery in an exhibition titled Contemporary American Printmaking. In July of 2012 she was invited to Lviv, Ukraine to present her work on the Polaroid Emulsion Lift process at the 5x5 Photo Club.