Artist in Residence Program
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For more information, please leave a message with your name and number at (585) 756-2329, or contact us through e-mail here. In your message, please let us know if you require an interpreter.
About the Project
Meet our Artist-in-Residence, Charmaine Wheatley, as she works to reduce stigma through portraiture. The first six months of the project focused on the mental health community and now has shifted focus to HIV/AIDS which runs from July-December 2017. If you were a part of the mental health portion of the project and you have any questions or concerns then please contact the Project Facilitator from that portion, Caroline Nestro, at (585)-273-2254.
Upon graduating from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, performance artist, Charmaine Wheatley, has been based in New York City since 1997. Thanks to a generous grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, she spent the better part of 2012 - 2015 in Newfoundland. Switching between mediums: performance, sculpture, printed matter and painting; the backbone of Wheatley’s practise involves a daily “sketchbook” habit. Never without a pocketsized watercolour set, pens, and a recycled tin box filled with custom cut paper, her studio is portable. Wheatley has published four books: Beau Fleuve: The Heart of North America (2006), 30% of Buffalo…Is Functionally Illiterate (2009), Brett's Ball (2014) and Souvenirs (2015). Souvenirs is a signed, limited edition of 300 published by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, in Boston, MA. where she has a solo exhibition September 2015 – February 2017. An artist in residence at the University of Rochester is her primary focus for 2017.
You can visit her website at www.charmainewheatley.com.
In the News
Charmaine Wheatley Begins Artist-in-Residency Program
The Gift of Art: Explaining Illness Through Images
Sample Work from this Project
Sample Work from the Mental Health Portion