Forum (Room 301), Columbia University, 601 West 125th Street, New York
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.
Speakers include Paul Linton, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience (2022-2025) and Fellow of the Italian Academy at Columbia University