Artist and art instructor Wilhelmina Obatola Grant-Cooper will welcome us to her studio via Zoom to share her artworks, process and story. She is a cancer survivor, who discovered her artistic calling through healing. We will have a powerpoint presentation followed by a Q and A. Beth Gersh-Nešić, director of the New York Arts Exchange, will conduct the interview
Wilhelmina Obatola Grant-Cooper in her studio
Ms. Grant-Cooper founded SISTAAH, Inc. (Survivors Inspiring Sisters Through Art and Advocacy for Health), an arts-based non-profit organization which seeks to inform, encourage and facilitate access to early detection of breast cancer by connecting the medically underserved to free screening services. Through SISTAAH, Inc., she also launched two successful grant-funded community art projects: Saving Our Sisters in the African American Community, and the Harlem Hand Fan Initiative.
Ms. Grant-Cooper creates assemblages using mixed-media and found objects which she repurposes into visual art. Among her collectors are Alice Walker, President Bill Clinton, Vy Higginson, Hoda Kotb, Hamilton Landmark Galleries, Heath Gallery and Universal Studios.
Her memoir A Feeling of Fullness: Insights of a Divinely Guided Journey Beyond Breast Cancer (2016) is available on her website: https://sistaah.org/