Wahl Johanna was born in Germany (Immenstadt 1961). Training in Graphic Arts in Germany with specialization in Printing and Engraving Techniques at the Academy of Urbino and in Betanzos (Spain). Since 1986 she has lived permanently in Italy, works in the field of fashion as a graphic designer and as a textile designer, working for Gianni Versace, Gianfranco Ferré and in Como.
As a freelancer and textile consultant, she creates collections and designs of fabrics with companies, fashion and furniture houses in Italy and abroad: Moschino, Roberto Cavalli, Lancetti, Gattinoni, Versace, La Perla, Fischbacher, Zucchi, Fanair and others.
She has been holding the free Fabric Design course at the Ligustica Academy of Genoa since 2016.
Alongside the research “applied” to the design of fabrics, she develops in parallel artistic research that emerges in various individual and collective exhibitions.