Roanoke, VA, United States


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Harkrader attended the Mountain Lake Symposiums and Workshops in the 80s. These historic conferences featured luminaries; including Sally Mann, John Cage, Suzi Gablik, Howard Finster, Wayne Thiebaud and others. These salon-like workshops had a profound effect on Harkrader’s emerging art.

Harkrader attended the 2007 Web Flash Festival & Conference, hosted at the Centre Pompidou, Paris France. In 2011, Roanoke Valley Sister Cities selected Harkrader for an artist residency in Opole, Poland which included a dozen artists from Eastern and Western Europe.

A major bibliography: "Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop" (Ray Kass & Howard Risatti) 2018, published by University of Virginia Press. Other bibliographies: Studio Visit, Open Press Studio 2008.

Past experiences, present environment, imagination, and experimentation with mixed media-mediums allow me to echo my passions, peace, or pleasure. Creations from impressions encountered in urban, rural, or figurative life evolve. Innovative form are fashioned from the physical, mental, or spiritual.

His art resides in Europe, Australia, Hong Kong, Canada and US.


Private and Independent Studies:
Mountain Lake Symposiums and Workshops 1982-1989. These historic conferences led by foremost artists and critics included Kuspit, Cage, Kass, Greenberg, Leenhardt, Miller, Sonnier, Thiebaud and others. The workshops provided valuable insight from a rare assembly of experts. Harkrader's series, ”Mountain Lake Drawings From Life" portrayed those experts and participants.

Mid-career professional painter and sculpturist, his work has been represented by RedSky Gallery, Charlotte; Aaron Gallery, Washington, DC; Edge Gallery, Philadelphia; and LinDor Gallery, Roanoke, Virginia. Online, his work appears on You Tube, Saatchi, and was one of Irving Sandler’s Artist Files as an early online exhibitor.

Curator and former Smithsonian research fellow—Anna Fariello; ”Harkrader’s abstract expressionists paintings display a wonderful sense of movement that contributes to a feeling of fluidity and energy and allows the viewer to visually penetrate the painting by implying depth within the composition". Writer and art rep—Cynthia Hinkle; ”Harkrader's paintings impart an immediate visual excitement and emotion”.

Biographies: Curatorial InSight, Anna Fariello, Director 2004. Artemis XIII, Artemis/Artists & Writers, Inc 1990. Piedmont Style, A Glimpse into the Life of a True Artist 2004. Reflections on the River, Radford University Art Museum 2002. Artemis XVII, Artemis/Artists & Writers, Inc 2014. Art In America Annual Artist's Guide 2006; His work is in public, corporate collections & private collections from Virginia to Oregon, and from Alaska to Australia.


ChaShaMa: Art Party, One World Trade Center, New York City. An international digital exhibition 2019

Harkrader Solo Exhibition at Virginia Tech
Holtzman Alumni Center Gallery
October 1, 2015 through January 14, 2015

Aaron Gallery, Washington, DC
Grand Opening New Location
November-December 2010
2101 L Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20037

"Politix, Religionx, & Artx"Meet the artist reception on Nov. 6 6-8pm. Exhibit dates = Nov 6 - Dec 23, 2008Pamela Jean Gallery, Roanoke, Virginia.

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Harkrader Solo Exhibition at Virginia Tech
Holtzman Alumni Center Gallery. Radford University Art Museum. Sawtooth Center of Visual Design. Aaron Gallery, Washington DC. Perspective Gallery, Virginia Tech University. Staunton Fine Art Center, the Bluefield Fine Art Center, New River Valley Fine Art Center. Others.