Andrés Mario de Varona

b. 1996 Miami, FL


2019. College graduate from the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University with a BFA degree in Studio Art and a minor in Journalism

2014. High school graduate from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School.

2018. Cover to Cover: A Reflection on Music and Photography. An alternative space thanks to David and Martha Moore. Bloomington, IN.

2019. OFF the MAP. An alternative space thanks to Olympus Properties. Bloomington, IN.

2019. UP TO NOW. Open studio exhibition. Miami, FL.

D.I.Y Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

2016. Reimagining the Family Album, The Fuller Projects. Bloomington, IN.

2017. Studio Art BFA Area Show, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, IN.

2017. Dreamscapes: A Light and Dark Interpretation, The Fuller Projects. Bloomington, IN.

2017. Tiny Gallery Open Calls, In-Sight Photography Project, Brattleboro, VT. Juried by Bruce Myren.

2017. Frame of Reference, Antenna Media. Kyoto, Japan.

2018. National Society of Arts and Letters, Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center. Bloomington, Indiana.

2018. Before I Die, Thomas Gallery. Bloomington, Indiana.

2018. Emerging Vision: Biennial Student Show, Colorado Photographic Arts Center. Denver, Colorado. Juried by Hamidah Glasgow.

2019. Contact: BFA Thesis Exhibition. School of Art, Architecture, and Design - Indiana University. Bloomington, IN.

2019. Spiritual Wanderlust, Latela Gallery. Washington D.C. Curated by Helen Criales.

2019. Culture City of East Asia Incheon Photography and Film Festival, Inchon Art Platform. Incheon, South Korea.

Awards / Grants / Honors

2017. Area Prize in Photography, Indiana University School of Art and Design Holiday Awards. Bloomington, Indiana.

2017. Friends of Art Award, Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University School of Art And Design. Bloomington, Indiana.

2018. National Society of Arts and Letters, Pygmalion's Art Award, John Waldron Art Center, Bloomington, Indiana.

2018. Hutton Honors College: Creative Activity’s Grant. Indiana University, Bloomington.

2018. Pictura Gallery Award, Indiana University School of Art and Design Scholarship Awards. Bloomington, Indiana.

2019. Hutton Honors College: Fine Arts Capstone Award. Indiana University, Bloomington.

2019. Upcoming participant at Center’s Santa Fe Photo Festival Review, New Mexico.


2016. Diario Las Américas. Staff Photographer. Miami, FL.

  • Event / Celebrity photographer.

  • Reporter.

2017 - 2019. Production Assistant for Osamu James Nakagawa. Bloomington, Indiana.

  • Handled artwork and vintage prints.

  • Worked in framing, cutting, scanning, color/piezo printing, and book binding. As well as studio managing, on location shooting, and external gallery/museum relations.

2018. Hutton Honors College: Teaching Assistant position at The School of Art, Architecture and Design for Intermediate Color Photography and Printing.

  • Weekly inspiration lectures with an aim at drawing connections to a variety of conceptual topics that students were interested in exploring, as well as leading discussions around artists and their images.

  • Worked in delivering printing demos, large format shooting demos, studio lighting demos, and book binding demos.

2019. Intern at Bacardi.

  • Assisted in changing the moral of a company with the new A Great Place to Work initiative by conducting a series of interviews with stakeholders and suppliers, while also prioritizing and organizing data, such as policies and benefits, for a new shared point site.

  • Photographic/Design tasks such as postcards/brochures, professional headshots, product imagery, and retouch work.

  • Brainstorming and planning sessions for relaunch of company website.


2018.  Society for Photographic Education Midwestern Conference: Medium. Undergraduate Research Presentations. University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY. 

2019. Speaking engagement with Fernanda Ghi on Black + White. FAR Center for Contemporary Arts. Bloomington, IN.

Artist Talks

2019. Four prints selected from the series, Kamogawa. Noboru Tsubaki — Kyoto University of Art and Design.


Elizabeth Claffey

Assistant Professor - Indiana University

James Nakagawa

Ruth N. Halls Distinguished Professor - Indiana University

David Ondrik

Visiting Assistant Professor - Indiana University

Kelly Feintech

Director of Business Transformation - Bacardi North America.