Rachel Garrard was born in 1984 in Devon, England, and currently lives and works in New York. While completing her graduate studies at Central Saint Martins in 2009, she gained recognition for performance-based refracted-video works such as Circuition (2009), and Seven Transmutations (2010). Garrard was awarded artist residencies at the Atacama Telescope Farm in Chile in 2011, the Center for the Holographic Arts at Ohio State University in 2012 and the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in 2018. Her recent work, which has grown to encompass video, performance, drawing, sculpture and painting, has been exhibited in curated group exhibitions in New York at venues such as Pioneer Works, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, the National Academy Museum, Marc Straus Gallery, Jack Hanley Gallery,Sudaram Tagore Gallery, Tanja Grunert Gallery and Shoshona Wayne Gallery in Los Angeles. Garrard's work has also been exhibited internationally at the Lille Métropole Musée d’Art Moderne, France, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Yota Space Digital Arts Festival, St Petersburg, AmbikaP3, London, Shizaru Gallery, London and Kraftwerk Rummelsburg, Berlin. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions in both New York and Miami.