Upon graduation from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Canadian born performance artist Charmaine Wheatley has been primarily based in New York City since 1997. Her work is held in international museum and library collections; including New York’s Museum of Modern Art. She has received numerous awards and done many Artist In Residencies; most recently at the University of Rochester Medical Center and University of Buffalo both in New York as well, a lifetime AIR of The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA.
Her current program of work involves sitting with people from stigmatised communities like Mental Health or HIV capturing likenesses and fragments of conversation with watercolour on paper. Portraits of individuals in aggregate a portrait of a community and place.