Rita Bard holds a BFA from Maine College of Art and Certificate of Apprenticeship of Art Glass Design, Theory and Praxis at Staatliche Glasfachschule, Hadamar, Germany. She addresses themes of culture, and politics through the use of mass-produced objects, painting, and photography. "I always think of a patchwork quilt when I am working; in the way I gather together a variety of inexpensive materials and then begin work to construct my object or image. In my mind this process seems to refer back to an early American experience while at the same time addressing contemporary life."
She added video to her portfolio with Between the Rails in the West.
Her work has been shown at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT, the University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX, the Center for Contemporary Art, Abilene, TX, EDGE ZONES, Miami, FL, and the Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM. Additionally, her work has been shown in Washington, DC, Boston, MA, New York, NY, and many other states throughout the US.
She is a practicing artist in Santa Fe, NM where she has lived since 2004.