Inga Bard

Born in Odessa, Ukraine
Lives and works in San Francisco


2015 -  MFA: Central Saint Martin’s School of the Arts, London, England
2011 -  BFA: New World School of the Arts, Miami, Florida
2010 -  Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy


2021 - Director of MobileCoin Art, a carbon negative crypto currency with a deep commitment to digital privacy, sustainability and creators. Bard runs the Private Practice Art Residency alongside LA based writer and curator Andrew Berardini.

2020 - Co-Founder of Paint the Void, a Bay Area initiative to fund artists to beautify boarded up storefronts during the Covid quarantine.

- Co-Founder of Safety Net Fund, a Bay Area grant program to support visual and performance artists in time of Covid.

2019 - Founder and host of Bay Area Womxn's Art Crit Salon.

2018 - Founder and executive director of Art For Civil Discourse, a non-profit initiative that brings communities together to spark conversation by inviting citizens to share in co-creation of public artwork.

2014 - '15 Critical discussion and crit facilitator on BA Fine Art course Central St Martins, London, UK

2014 - Visiting instructor of full time course and full time reader in courses on Artistic Anatomy at London Atelier of Representational Art, London, Uk;

2011 - '13 Principal Drawing and Anatomy Instructor at Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

2011 - Teacher assistant for Painting and Figure Drawing courses at New World School of the Arts, Miami, Florida

- Private art tutor, Miami, Florida

- Co- organized Japan Now, art auction fundraiser for earthquake relief with Diego Singh, Miami, Florida


- The Big Show, group show at Good Mother Gallery, Oakland, CA
- Life is Hard but it's Better with Art, a group show co-curated by Inga Bard and Irene Feiks at 111 Minna Gallery, San Fransisco, CA

- Created 2 murals in boarded up storefronts in San Fransisco and curated 130 murals by other artists via the Paint the Void initiative

- Drawing Now: Dynamic New Visions Through Drawing in the Bay Area, B4bel4b Gallery, Oakland, CA
- Solo: The Future is Female, Atlas Cafe, San Francisco, CA
- Fight Like a Girl, group show curated by Inga Bard @ Code & Canvas Gallery, San Francisco, CA

- Solo: Ashs of Our Zeitgeist, The Laundry, San Francisco, CA
- Liberty, ARC Gallery, San Francisco, CA#FreedomFighterscc, Oslo Freedom Forum, Oslo, Norway
- Bitcoin on the Moon, Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
- Solo: A Rock and a Hard Place, Mule Gallery, San Francisco, CA

- Finding My Freedom, 3rd St Village Gallery, San Francisco, CA
- #LoveTrumpsHate / Star Crossed Lovers, Young Republican Benefit for Planned Parenthood, Oakland, CA
- Solo: Manifest Mania of a Generation, Tupperware, Richmond, CA

- Festival of Disobedience, Victoria & Albert Museum, London UK
- Solo: Love Me Tender, Orgy Dome, Burning Man, Black Rock City, NV
- Soho Fluorescent Festival, London UK
- Aestivation, Elthorne Rd Studios, London UKMA Degree Show, Central St Martin's, London UK
- Capsule, Embassy Tea Gallery, curated by MiAL, London UK
- Five Floors, Eighteen Artists, The Century Club, London UK

- My Other Show is at the TATE, Elthorne Rd Studios, London UK
- CSM Art Auction, Lethaby Gallery, London UKCSM
- Interim Show
, Bargehouse, London, UK2013
- Solo: Riot in Progress, Studio della Stufa, Florence, Italy
- Winter Show, Galerie L'oeil du Prince, Paris, France

- 'Embarrassed by Loneliness' with Diego Singh, at art futures, HK art fair, at Mendes Wood Gallery, Sao Paulo, Hong Kong
- Post_____, NWSA BFA 2011, CIFO, Miami, Fl2010
- Solo: Art Project Caravaggio, Gardens of Victory Art Gallery, Odessa, Ukraine
- Annigoni’s Legacy, Villa Bardini, Florence, Italy

Awards and Scholarships:

2021 - served as a judge for the inaugural MobileCoin Art Prize in collaboration with NADA Art Fair
2015 - NOVA Award Shortlist
2013 - Vice Chancellors Full Tuition Scholarship at Chelsea School of Art
2009 - Angel Academy Full Tuition Scholarship
2009 - First Place: Art Renewal International Scholarship
2008 - First Place: Naomi Winston Arts Scholarship through National Society of Arts and Letters
2008 - Fourth Place: Art Renewal International Scholarship
2005 - 2007 - New World School of the Arts Stipend Scholarship
2004 - 2011 - Florida Bright Futures Scholarship

Public Murals:

2020 - Together Again Soon, a mural on the boarded up storefront of Frances restaurant in the Castro, San Fransisco, CA.
2020 - Untitled mural on the boarded up storefront of Axiom Hotel near Union Square in San Fransisco, CA.
2018 - Pillars of Democracy, commissioned by The Freedom Rights Foundation for the Oslo Freedom Forum, Oslo, Norway
2017 - A Shared Well, crowd funded by Murals Across America Kickstarter campaign, Flint, MI
2017 - Ancestors, curated by Flint Public Art Projects and Gallery on the Go, Flint, MISeeds of Change, commissioned by the Elated Flute Foundation, Flint, MI
2016 - Heritage Mural Project commissioned by Autocom Nissan Dealership, Oakland, CA
2015 - Pursuit of Happiness commissioned by Interchange Counselling Institute, Treasure Island, SF, CA
2013 - Don Quixote and Other Childhood Heroes commissioned by Back in the Day Bookshop for City of Dunedin, FL


2022 - Ukrainian artists in the US, The Art Newspaper
2020 - Selected press about the Paint the Void initiative can be seen here
2018 - Political Activism in Art: an Interview with Inga Loyeva, Queer Media Mag
2017 - Interviewed on Our Voices Radio, Flint, MI
2016 - Entangled Lovers and Revolution, JUXTAPOZ
2016 -
Interview with Arts Illustrated
2015 - Painting Hipster Tanya featured on back cover of Artefact Magazine
2014 - Front cover and interview by Level 25 Art Journal