Charmaine Wheatley

Crotchless Plumage, 2008
Watercolor, ink, gel pens & spit on paper, 8.5" x 11"
courtesy the artist
value: $900 framed

A graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Canadian born performance artist Charmaine Wheatley has lived and worked in New York City since 1997. A series of public gestures/interventions in Halifax, Nova Scotia (1997); Amsterdam (2000); and Winnipeg, Manitoba (2001) earned Wheatley the title “Performance Provocateuse.” From 2002 through 2005, Charmaine collaborated with sound artist, Taketo Shimada, performing in New York City at Whitebox Gallery, SubTONIC, Emily Harvey Gallery, The Knitting Factory, and New York University. Wheatley’s paintings, drawings, sculptures and bookworks have also been exhibited widely. Her recent bookwork “Beau Fleuve: The Heart of North America,” based on a 4 month residency in Buffalo NY (2006), is currently available through Printed Matter, NYC, and Art Metropole, Toronto. A new bookwork, titled “30% of Buffalo,” will be published and distributed through Booklyn Artists Alliance in 2009, with a solo show scheduled for September 2009 at Buffalo Arts Studio. Her boxes of drawings are available at Pierogi Brooklyn, in New York.