Mental Health

From January 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017, Wheatley began her artist in residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York to the local mental health community. People living with mental illness are frequently marginalized and discriminated against. Those who live with a diagnosis as equally those who are professionally engaged in bettering the lives of those who she worked with individuals from a variety of organisations: Strong Ties, Strong Recovery, Creative Wellness Organization, St. Joseph’s. Watercolor portrait paintings that include words her individuals shared during their sitting.