Paul Harcharik earned his bachelor of fine arts at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, and in 1975 he earned his master of fine arts at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.
After graduation, Harcharik worked as a studio artist, working in painting, drawing, and printmaking. For a time he was an illustrator for the United States Air Force. He also taught at Penn State and Sacred Heart College before returning to North Carolina, where he taught at University of North Carolina, Asheville, and Montreat College.
He also served as director of printmaking at Spirit Square Arts Center, Charlotte.
Harcharik has received many grants and awards, including First Juror’s Award at the Halpert Biennial, a national juried exhibition at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC; a fellowship and grant from Artists Trust/Washington State Arts Commission; a Western States and a Southern States Art Federation/National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship in Santa Fe, NM, and Atlanta, GA; and a McDowell Colony fellowship, Peterborough, New Hampshire.
His work can be found in collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; State of Washington Art in Public Places Art Collection; and the North Carolina Executive Mansion, Raleigh.
Harcharik lives and works in Charlotte.
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