Rachel Sard is a New York artist who earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from The New York Academy of Art (NYAA) in 2016. She received NYAA’s Portraits Inc. Award, Acquavella Portrait Scholarship, and Gamblin Paint Award. Before attending NYAA, Rachel completed residencies and fellowships at the Brooklyn Art Space, the School of Visual Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. She graduated with a BFA degree in painting and a minor in writing from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis in 2012. Rachel was awarded the Hazel H. Huntsinger Memorial Prize in Painting by Washington University in both 2011 and 2012. Rachel also studied at the Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence in 2010.
Rachel's work has been exhibited in venues including Sotheby’s, The Brooklyn Museum, Magnan Metz, and Dacia Gallery in New York, Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, and ArtDimensions Gallery and Des Lee Gallery in St. Louis. Her work has been highlighted in Vogue and can be found in online and print publications including The Artist's Magazine, Creative Quarterly, and Manifest Press. A commissioned portrait hangs in the public collection of The New York County Lawyers' Association.