Let $G\subseteq\mathrm{Gl}_n(\mathbb{C})$ be a subgroup of the general linear group and assume that $\rho:G\to\mathrm{Gl}(V)$ is a representation. Understand the complex vector space $V$ as an affine algebraic variety. Then, it appears to be well-known that the quotient $V/G$ has the structure of an algebraic variety such that the quotient map $\pi:V\to V/G$ is a morphism of varieties. However, I cannot find a proof for this statement. There is an abundance of proofs for the case where $G$ is finite, using the Reynolds operator and corollaries of Hilbert's basis theorem, but I would like to see a proof in the general case. Thanks very much in advance!

**Edit:** I forgot to mention that I assume $G$ to be reductive and the action on $V$ is regular. You are free to assume even more about $G$ if that allows you to provide a comprehensible reference for a proof.