Gerhard teaches at Anderson University, and the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. He has taught at Clemson University, Furman University, the Printshop, the Greenville County Museum of Art and assisted at Frogman's Print Workshop. Gerhard earned his MFA in Visual Art (printmaking emphasis) from Clemson University and his BAs (with Distinction) in Studio Art and Communications Studies from Sonoma State University. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Gerhard now lives in Greenville, South Carolina. His art is in the permanent collections of universities, museums and individuals internationally.