Born in 1989, Rachel Sard grew up in New York City. She received her BFA from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis in 2012. She was awarded the school's Hazel H. Huntsinger Memorial Prize in Painting in both 2011 and 2012. Rachel earned her MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2016, where she was the recipient of the Portraits Inc. Award, Acquavella Portrait Scholarship, and Gamblin Paint Award. Rachel has attended residencies at the Brooklyn Art Space, the School of Visual Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center.

Rachel's work has been exhibited in venues including The Brooklyn Museum, Flowers Gallery, Magnan Metz, and Dacia Gallery in New York. Her work has been highlighted in Vogue and can be found in online and print publications including The Artist's Magazine, PoetsArtists, Creative Quarterly, and Manifest Press. A commissioned portrait hangs in the public collection of The New York County Lawyers' Association.

Rachel now lives and paints in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.