b. Louisville, Ky, USA

lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

email: ritabard@comcast.net

instagram: rita.bard.5


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, Online

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,
  • 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