Don’t Miss Lisa Cain in NYC

My good friend Lisa’s show opened this week in NYC at the Heath Gallery. She’ll be there for the official opening this Saturday 4/8 from 1pm-6pm. I’ll be there visiting for part of that time. Hope to see you there.

Viola Davis famously owns one of Lisa Cain’s paintings, similar to the one above, as featured in Architectural Digest. Two of her paintings are featured in the Denzel Washington-directed A Journal for Jordan and they appear on two Netflix shows.

Listen to Lisa’s interview on WNYC’s show All of It (hers is the first segment) at

I’m proud to own four of her paintings myself.

Heath Gallery presents a new show by Lisa Cain “Home”, at 24 West 120th Street, Harlem, New York, in association with Rafael Gallery.

The exhibition has been curated by Wade Bonds. The exhibit will be on view April 1- 23, 2023 with the opening artist’s reception set.

This is Lisa Cain’s first New York City exhibition. Lisa Cain, Ph.D., is a celebrated folk artist, neuroscientist, anatomy professor, and award-winning educator and administrator from Canton, Mississippi. 

The exhibit will feature a stunning collection of Cain’s figurative folk art and collage, highlighting Cain’s deep connection to the small-town African-American community in which she was raised. 

Cont’d at Harlem World magazine.

Spreading the Fulbright Gospel

Had a wonderful time today pitching Fulbright Research and Teaching Scholarships to faculty at my alma mater New York University Tisch School of the Arts as a Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassador. I was happy to see such a huge turnout!

My Dinner With Tina

Why is this man making a hand-rabbit? Scroll down to find out.

If you missed my interview last night with the masterful Tina Brock of the IRC and would like to hear more about my mis/adventures in India, my work as a Fulbright Scholar and the nonfiction book I’m currently finishing, along with Tesla, ghosts, paan, religion, David Ives, and a few other surprises, you can catch it here on the IRC’s youtube channel: