Using lowbrow, quotidian materials, American-German, multimedia artist Rita Bard investigates meaning using cast-off mass-produced, fast-food toys; plush, stuffed animals; leftover domestic ceramics, and any other abandoned trace of the contemporary world. Like an anthropologist, she uses her work as a means to study all things human touching on the uncanny, profound and ridiculous aspects.
Rita Bard received her BFA from Maine College of Art and studied stained glass painting, design and production at the Staatliche Glasfachschule, Hadamar, Germany.
Her work has been shown at The Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM, The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX, EDGE ZONES, Miami, FL, and other galleries throughout the US. For the past 18 years, Santa Fe NM has been her home and workplace.