Dan Varenka is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Rochester, NY.

I like to figure out the relationship between found images and contemporary narratives. Combining my DIY upbringing and commercial screen-printing practice, my work usually takes the form of books and zines.

I received an MFA from Visual Studies Workshop in 2012 and have been teaching and assisting other artists in various capacities since then. Before attending VSW I received a BA in Art Education from Nazareth College of Rochester and taught K-12 art, introducing kids to the joys of mixing colors, making paper, and Dadaism.

I've been organizing the Rochester Small Press Book Fair (aka Pub Fair) since 2013. We took a few years off for safety but returned September 30, 2023.

Some other online stuff that may be of interest:

Zaftig Press Where to buy my zines, books, tees, and other stuff.

• Not one but three occasionally updated Instagram accounts: EAT, Zaftig Press, and a very neglected personal one.

You Can't F**k Up An Egg Sandwich An archived blog where you can watch me reconcile the bread choices available in and around Rochester, NY via egg sandwiches.

Photo: 1989 Schreiber High School Battle Of The Bands. We did not win. Not even close. Pic by Henry Chen.