Carl Joseph Williams was born in Uptown New Orleans. Art was Williams’ first love. At fourteen he was accepted into The New Orleans Center for Creative Art ( NOCCA) where he received his formal training. Upon completing high school, Williams continued his studies at the Atlanta College of Art. An accomplished musician as well as a visual artist, Williams often incorporates his musical compositions into his videos and installations. Williams’ work has been displayed throughout the country, including a solo exhibition at the George Orh Museum Of Art In 2013 entitled “Shades of Perception,” as part of the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, “State of the Exhibition.” He was one of the first Artists-in-Residence at The Joan Mitchell Center, and is a founding member of the Level Artist Collective.