Born in Baghdad, Iraq 1963. He studied ceramic art and graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad 180-1985. He participated in several group and solo exhibitions in Iraq and abroad. Waleed won many prizes and participated in numerous biennales, art festivals, workshops and conferences around the world. He lives and works as a full-time artist in Amman, Jordan. Waleed is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics in Switzerland.