Rachel Barnard, Founder, Teaching Artist


Rachel G. Barnard is a Brooklyn resident and social practice artist. Barnard’s practice brings together large groups of diverse communities to create new spaces of justice. Since 2012 she has developed strong relationships with multiple criminal legal agencies, making YNY a go-to sentencing option for young people.


Rachel is the NYC Public Artist in Residence with the Department of Probation, a fellow at A Blade of Grass, and a 2019 recipient of the League Prize. She holds a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Queensland.