b. Louisville, Ky, USA

lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

email: ritabard@comcast.net

instagram: rita.bard

EDUCATION

2002 

   •   BFA, Printmaking, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME , Awarded 2013

1978-80

•   Apprenticeship, Art Glass Design, Theory and Praxis of Stained Glass Window

Manufacturing, Staatliche Glasfachschule, Hadamar, Germany

SELECTED SOLO AND TWO PERSON SHOWS

2019

   •   Seriously Funny, Artifact, Santa Fe, NM

2010

   •   war paintings, Box Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2009

   •   strange beauty, Center For Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

2008

   •   the singular and the eternal - imagine the world, Victoria Price,

Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM

2006

   •   bearable lightness, solo exhibition at the Works on Paper Gallery,

Santa Fe, NM

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2020

 •   Choreography In Time And Space, CENTRAL BOOKING, New York, New York

2019

   •   Inpost, Cold Sweat, Rita Bard, Loc Huynh, Laura Wacha, Albuquerque, NM

   •   Ely Center of Contemporary Art, What Surrounds, New Haven, CT

   •   Axle Contemporary, Drawing and Driving, Santa Fe, NM

   •   Flynndog Gallery, Inside the Dollhouse : A Tale of Whimsy and Feminine Myth,

Burlington,VT

   •   La Sala Gallery, Under The Influences, Galisteo, NM

2018

   •   Superfine! 2018, Washington, D.C.

   •   Respiration, Aqua Regia, Santa Fe, NM

   •   La Sala Gallery, Best Seat in the House Show with 30 New Mexico artists,

Galisteo, NM

   •   Artspace Gallery, Language of Perception, 3 person show with

Douglas Degges, Maureen O'Leary and Rita Bard, Loveland, CO

2017

   •   University of Texas at Tyler, 32nd Annual International Exhibition,

Juror Ken Little, Tyler, Texas

   •   Art.i.fact, Taking Back Orange , Santa Fe, NM

   •   Axle Contemporary, Local Color, Santa Fe, NM

2016

   •   Art's Birthday, Santa Fe (first ever), Santa Fe, NM 

   •   Santa Fe Collective, Santa Fe, NM

2015

   •   (re)LAUNCH, Offroad Productions, Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Collective,

Santa Fe, NM

   •   My Spirit Animal, Santa Fe Collective, Santa Fe, NM

2014

   •   Art Mechanics and Repair Shop, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

2012

   •   LaGrange National XXVII Biennial, LaGrange Art Museum, Juror Dr. Robert. Steele,

Lagrange, Georgia

2011

   •   Galleri Urbane, Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL

   •   LAUNCHPROJECTS, interference, Rita Bard, Jamie Hamilton, Lucrecia Troncoso,

Santa Fe, NM

   •   EDGE ZONES, southern mix, group exhibition, curated by Charo Oquet, Miami, FL

2010

   •   EDGE ZONES, duodecad, group exhibition, curated by Charo Oquet, Miami, FL

   •   LAUNCHPROJECTS, group exhibition, Santa Fe, NM

   •   ART Santa Fe , Santa Fe, NM

2009

   •   ART Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

   •   Victoria Price Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM

   •   texas national 2009 - Juror Mel Chin, Nacogdoches, TX

   •   post cards from the edge, New York, NY

2008

   •   Victoria Price Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM

   •   post cards from the edge, New York, NY

   •   mind the gap, Eight Modern, Santa Fe, NM

   •   texas national 2008 - Juror Roger Shimomura, Nacogdoches, TX

2007

   •   post cards from the edge, New York, NY

2006

   •   reflections, Museum of Art, Las Cruces, NM

   •   post cards from the edge, New York, NY

   •   outnumbered, Jack Rabbit Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

   •   Works on Paper Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2005

   •   New Mexico Printmakers Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

   •   arts feast, Jack Rabbit Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

   •   hand pulled prints, Joe Basiste Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

   •   8 x 8, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

2004

   •   New Mexico Printmakers Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

   •   8 x 8, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

2002

   •   100 Market Street Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

   •   Round Table Gallery and Book Store, Ogunquit, ME

   •   BFA Show, Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, ME

   •   portland atlas project, Portland, ME

   •   annual boston print makers Juried Show, Boston, MA

   •   annual juried spring show, Oqunquit, ME

SELECTED PRESS

• Slattery, Brian. "What Surrounds and Ready Familar," New Haven Independent, 2019

•  McLister, Iris. "Out of their heads: "The Kinesphere of You and Me," Pasatiempo, The New

Mexican, 2017

• Adlmann, Jan Ernst. "life on the assemblage line - summoning up Santa Fe's found-object

artists," Santa fean Magazine, 2011

• Davis, Kathryn M. "War Paintings," Art Ltd, 2011

• Hammond, Harmony. "War Paintings," Journal North, 2010

• Davis, Kathryn M. "War Paintings at Box Gallery," THE Magazine, 2010

• Tyler, Arp. "War Paintings at Box Gallery," Santa Fe Reporter Picks, 2010

• Sardy, Marin. "Rita Bard War Paintings at Box Gallery art Preview," Santa fean Magazine, 2010

• Abatemarco, Michael. "Business is only part of our business," Pasatiempo, The New Mexican, 2010

• Abatemarco, Michael. "strange beauty," Pasatiempo, The New Mexican, 2009

• Russo, Kim. "Back and Forth," Journal North, 2009

• Roberts, Kathaleen. "Imagination Overdrive," Journal Santa Fe, 2008

• Goebel, Leanne. "mind the gap," Excerpt from Eight Modern Gallery, 2008

• Ferguson, Meghan. "mind the gap-rita bard," Visual Blender Blog , 2008