Solo Shows:

"Misconceptions", Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI - 2019

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

"Reflections of Glory", Cafe 1923, Hamtramck, MI - 2017

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

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

*for the shows entitled Misconceptions (not the Central Michigan show) I had a Detroit based poet provide accompanying poetry for my pieces


Group Shows:

"Detroit Future History", Irwin House Gallery, Detroit, MI - 2019

"Uncurated Self", Hatch Art, Hamtramck, MI - 2019

"Hatchback 13", Hatch Art, Hamtramck, MI - 2019

"Figurative Works II", Foundry Art Centre, Saint Charles, MO - 2019

"Big Highland Park Art Show", 333 Midland & Annex Gallery, Hamtramck, MI - 2018

"#BLACKiD", The Carr Center, Detroit, MI - 2018

"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

Photo by: Genesis Tello Ponce @genesispphoto

Photo by: Genesis Tello Ponce @genesispphoto


Waleed Johnson is a 2015 graduate of the University of Notre Dame Dual Degree program. Waleed graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering, 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. 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.

Waleed is a native Detroiter who is passionate about his city. After graduation Waleed returned to Detroit, which is where he lives and creates. Waleed’s work has been published in the International Review of African American Art. His work has been featured at various galleries including The Saginaw Art Museum, Gallery Guichard in Chicago and Cass Cafe in Detroit. Waleed’s work has been purchased by various collectors including George N’Namdi of the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in Detroit.

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