Get to Know
Residency Dates
  • Sep 25th 2019 to Sep 27th 2019

Varella is an award-winning designer/artist, and founder of Content Object (c/o). Content Object is a Los Angeles-based design studio that produces
content-driven, object-oriented work, specializing in book design. Content
Object’s aesthetic builds upon a foundation of traditional printmaking,
performance, and conceptual art. For more than a decade, Varella’s work has evolved
as an amalgam of these foundations, creating a practice that teeters on the
lines between play, resistance, academia, formalism and a conceptual take on
materiality. Varella sees the books she creates as “having multiple authors:
there are the curators, writers, publishers, architects, designers—it’s a
collective process.” She is interested “by that grey area between what is a
design practice and what is an art practice.” Varella was awarded two 2017 AIGA
50 Book Selections. Her work has been recognized by the American Alliance of
Museums, Association of Art Museum Curators, Book Industry Guild of New York
(BIGNY), International Latino Book Awards, Print Magazine Regional Design
Annual, and AIGA Eye On Design, and featured in The New York Times and Architectural Digest.  Most
notably, Varella has created books for the LA Philharmonic, The
Huntington, and Palm Springs Art Museum. ​