Harchol was born in Kibbutz Kinneret, Israel in 1970, and moved to New
Jersey at the age of two. He received a Bachelors of Fine Art with Highest Honors from The Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, where
was a four-year Merit Scholar. Harchol received a 1998 New Jersey State
on the Arts Fellowship, and in 2002 received an Masters of Fine Art
from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2004, Harchol was awarded
The Ronnie Heyman Prize, by The National Foundation for Jewish Culture.
was recently published in the book “Jewish Art In America: An Introduction”,
Prof. Matthew Baigell, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc, Nov. 2006. Harchol was recently broadcast on Channel 13 (WNET) as the winner of the REEL Shorts competition.
Harchol’s artwork has been exhibited around the country in museums
galleries, including The Chicago Cultural Center, The Museum of Jewish
in New York, The Hebrew Union College Museum, and The Jersey City Museum,
as well as a solo exhibition in Warsaw Poland. His work was featured on
front page of The Chicago Tribune’s TEMPO section, and in ARTnews,
articles about Harchol’s work have appeared in Chicago Arts and Entertainment
News, The Jewish Week, and The Jewish Ledger. In his work, Harchol uses
narratives as a springboard for addressing larger psychological and sociological
themes pertaining to the human condition. The narratives take their form
paintings, drawings, animations, videos, and multimedia installations.
heart of his narratives is a character, ‘The Nuclear Physicist’,
based on Harchol’s
father, an Israeli nuclear physicist of Eastern-European Jewish heritage.
animations and videos, Harchol impersonates both of his parents’ voices.
films and animations have screened
at numerous film festivals worldwide. Some highlights are The Stuttgart
of Animated Film, where his film was a finalist in the Adult Television
competition, Anifest International Festival of Animated Films in the Czech
Republic, The Brooklyn International Film Festival at The Brooklyn Museum,
where he won Audience Animation Favorite, The San Francisco Jewish Film
Festival (the world’s oldest and largest Jewish film festival),
The New York
Jewish Film Festival at Lincoln Center, The Boston Jewish Film Festival,
International Film Festival, The Washington Jewish Film Festival, The
Jewish Film Festival at The Aldrich Museum with an opening-night screening,
Montreal Jewish Film Festival, The Mexico International Jewish Film Festival,
San Diego International Film Festival, New York’s 92nd Street Y’s
Reel Jews Film
Festival, The Warsaw Jewish Film Festival, and The San Diego Jewish Film
Festival, where Harchol was a resident artist and featured speaker, and
Harchol is also a professional classical guitarist. He has won
awards and competitions in guitar, and was broadcast numerous times on
96.3FM, WQXR, New York. Hanan has recorded eight CDs. His music may be sampled on his music website www.relaxingmusic.com