Bad at Sports blogger Meg Onli started her own online project, Black Visual Archive, several months ago and this week she has an exclusive interview with Laylah Ali up on the site. It offers some great insight into the materials Ali uses to make works on paper and the artist’s thoughts on the distinctions between her drawing and painting practices. Go on over and check it out!

Laylah Ali. Untitled, 2006-2007. Ink and pencil on paper.

Claudine Isé

Claudine Isé has worked in the field of contemporary art as a writer and curator for the past decade, and currently serves as the Editor of the Art21 Blog. Claudine regularly writes for Artforum.com and Chicago magazine, and has also worked as an art critic for the Los Angeles Times. Before moving to Chicago in 2008, she worked at the Wexner Center in Columbus, OH as associate curator of exhibitions, and at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles as assistant curator of contemporary art, where she curated a number of Hammer Projects. She has Ph.D. in Film, Literature and Culture from the University of Southern California.