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Laylah Ali

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Buffalo, New York

Birth year

Lives in
Williamstown, Massachusetts

Works in
Williamstown, Massachusetts


Laylah Ali is currently a Professor of Art at Williams College where she received her B.A. in 1991. She also holds an M.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and trained at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In 2006 she was named one of the first United States Artist Fellows. She has also been featured in the PBS series Art21 and has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the Venice Biennale, and the Whitney Biennale.

In addition to “John Brown Song!” online, her “Greenheads” series, a 9-year-long project including some 40 gouache-on-paper works are now on being exhibited at Cornell University’s Johnson Museum of Art.

Recent Exhibits

Laylah Ali participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2015 The Acephalous Series
Paul Kasmin Gallery - 10th Ave
Nov, 2013 The Shadows Took Shape
Studio Museum in Harlem
Sep, 2013 The Greenheads Series
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
May, 2013 Happening 2013: The LACE Benefit Art Auction
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)
Feb, 2013 The Greenheads Series
Weisman Art Museum
Oct, 2012 Some sweet day
MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
Click here to see all exhibits for Laylah Ali
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