Rita Bard is an American-born, American-German artist whose work investigates the constant shifting landscape of emotions, connections, and societal values. She addresses these themes through painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, and found objects, merging disciplines, searching for the sweet spot of balance between painting and sculpture, the tactile and illusion. In 2020 she added video to her portfolio with her 1st video Between the Rails in the West. Her work was shown at the Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM, The Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT, The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX, EDGE ZONES, Miami, FL and many other galleries throughout the US. Rita Bard has an established and active art practice in Santa Fe, NM.

Rita Bard was raised in Kentucky and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico since 2004. She holds a BFA from Maine College of Art and Certificate of Apprenticeship of Art Glass Design, Theory and Praxis at Staatliche Glasfachschule, Hadamar, Germany.