Waleed Johnson is a recent graduate of the University of Notre Dame Dual Degree program. Waleed graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering and a BA in Studio Art and was selected as a 2015 Reilly Scholar, which is a special honor given to exemplary dual degree students at Notre Dame. While at Notre Dame, Waleed served as an officer of the Voices of Faith Gospel Choir for 3 years including being president his last year. Waleed's concentration for his BA was painting. At Notre Dame Waleed received the 2015 Barbara H. Roche Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Painting as well as the Mabel L. Mountain Painting Prize. Although Waleed's concentration was painting, he also enjoys photography as well. Waleed is a native Detroiter who is passionate about his city. After graduation Waleed returned to Detroit, which is where he lives and creates.


Solo Shows:

"Misconceptions", Civil Rights Heritage Center, South Bend, IN - 2018

"Misconceptions", The Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI - 2017 

"The Art of Waleed Johnson", Blick Art Materials, Detroit - 2016

*for the Misconceptions series I had a Detroit based poet provide accompanying poetry for my pieces


Group Shows:

"Motown Marauders", Case Cafe, Detroit, MI - 2018

"2016 Grand Rapids Art Prize", Monroe Community Church, Grand Rapids, MI - 2016

"Fourth Annual McRae Family Fine Art Exhibition & Art Salon", Washington, DC -- 2016

"The Times Square Chashama Gala", 4 Times Square, New York City - 2016 [Work digitally displayed]

"2016 Detroit Artists Market Biennial", Detroit Artists Market, Detroit - 2016

"Urbanism", Gallery Guichard, Chicago - 2016

"FAAN 35th Annual Black History Month Gala Celebration", The Henry, Dearborn, MI - 2016

"From the Heart: Paintings & Drawings by Waleed Johnson & Ron Scarbough", Detroit Fiber Works, Detroit - 2016


4 of my pieces were published in The International Review of African American Art - Creative Class of Detroit Vol. 27 No. 3.

2015 Barbara H. Roche Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Painting, University of Notre Dame - 2015

Mabel L. Mountain Painting Prize, University of Notre Dame - 2015

Waleed Johnson


Based out of Detroit, Waleed is ...