Past Event

Blind Eye Artist

May 20, 2023
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Forum (Room 301), Columbia University, 601 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

Event Description

After a tragic accident left him blind in his left eye at age 5, Justin Wadlington developed a unique artistic ability without any formal art training. In spite of growing up without parents during a turbulent childhood in inner city Philadelphia, he taught himself how to paint on canvas and over the years gained notoriety on social media, eventually selling his artwork to world-famous celebrities and art collectors. The film follows Wadlington through the trials and tribulations of being an artist during the unprecedented times of 2020-2021. 

Event Speakers

Speakers include Paul Linton, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience and Fellow of the Italian Academy, Columbia University

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. Please email [email protected] with any questions. 

Hosted by the Harlem International Film Festival and Zuckerman Institute at Columbia University.