Stories: The Passing of Experiences and Values

Solomon Johnson

Stories: The Passing of Experiences and Values

12th Annual Perspectives in African-American Experience: Emerging Visions Residency and Exhibition

January 17– February 24, 2023, 12–3 p.m. Monday–Friday

Solomon Johnson is a Detroit-born and raised artist. As a child, his mother wrote and illustrated several children’s stories while encouraging his artistic exploration. Years later, his professional career began as a product designer creating auto interiors for General Motors at Henry Dreyfuss & Associates and Lear Corporation. In 2015, his youngest daughter inspired him to write a children’s story. Ultimately, this led him to author a four-part series. Currently, Johnson’s time and energy are devoted to illustrating his first children’s book, Daddy, Where Do the Animals on the Train Go? This is his first solo exhibition and RCAH’s first Detroit Artists at MSU (DAAM) exhibition co-sponsored with Kresge Arts in Detroit.

Image is illustrative artwork in a warm, painterly style showing a Black father and his young daughter returning home to their homey brick house with arms full of groceries.

Download a shareable PDF about the exhibition here.


Detroit Artists at MSU (DAAM) series co-sponsored with Kresge Arts in Detroit and the MSU Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.

Kresge Arts in Detroit Logo

Virtual Exhibit by Able Eyes

Coming soon!