Charmaine Wheatley discusses her process of sitting with people affected by mental health or HIV. What’s unique about these portraits is that they includes fragments of conversations between Charmaine and her sitters, as they’re sitting together for an hour as Charmaine creates the portrait.
Art Reducing Stigma
Get an in-depth look at Wheatley's
project to destigmatize mental health and HIV (starts at 10:00).
Charmaine Wheatley's portraits are on display at the Miner Library in the University of Rochester Medical Center. Click here to read more about the project, and the hours of the library to visit.
URMC artist in residence fights stigmas with portraits
Charmaine Wheatley describes her artist-in-residency program at the Isabelle Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.
Listen to Charmaine Wheatley as she describes her artistic project aimed to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and illness at WXXI. Listen to the full interview here!
Interview with Charmaine Wheatley on WXXI's Need to Know
Stephen Dewhurst is Vice Dean for Research at the School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD), and Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Research at the University of Rochester (UR). In a Democrat and Chronicle article, he illustrates the purposes and goals of the artist, Charmaine Wheatley, and her project, as well as its societal implications on distigmatizing illnesses.
Charmaine Wheatley's work was exhibited at the University of Rochester Miner Library.
In an interview with the Graduate Education department of the University of Rochester Medical Center, Charmaine Wheatley describes her background and creation of this project.