Since graduating from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1995, Wheatley has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts; Arts Nova Scotia; and Arts Newfoundland Labrador. She's been an artist in residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA. since 2012, returning in 2014, 2015 & 2016. Click here to jump to residency page description; SU-CASA/Brooklyn Arts Council (2016); Pace University, New York (2010); the Seven Below Arts Initiative, Vermont (2008); and Confederation Centre for the Arts/Parks Canada on Prince Edward Island (2007). Her work is held in international and library collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York. June 2012 - March 2016, her practice of performance, sculpture, painting, drawing became based in Newfoundland, Canada, a shift made possible with a generous Canada Council for the Arts grant. For 2017 Charmaine is doing an artist in residence at the University of Rochester in New York.
Charmaine Wheatley exhibited works on paper in the Fenway Gallery, at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, September 4, 2015 - February 13th, 2017. An installation of 104 portraits, done from life while in residence at the museum, were installed August 25th, 2016 on the 4th floor of the Gardner's contemporary building and are currently on view to the public.