"Materials, building and thinking are what excite me!"

Using lowbrow - quotidian materials and juxtaposition, American-German multimedia artist Rita Bard investigates meaning, art, and culture. She constructs work using cast-off mass-produced items: reclaimed wood, fast-food toys, plush stuffed animals, abandoned ceramics, and other traces of modern life. With an eye toward empathy and satire she interprets the strange, profound, and humorous in human existence into reimagined drawings, sculptures, paintings, and digital work.

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 many other galleries throughout the US.

Santa Fe, NM, is her home and workplace.