Moses Williams was born in Birmingham, AL and grew up in Nashville, TN. He received a BFA from Watkins College of Art, Design & Film in Nashville, TN and an MFA from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Williams works at the intersection of performance, sculpture, video, and sound to question dominant cultural expectations, institutions, and ideology. He has exhibited and performed throughout the US and Europe and has collaborated with The Nashville Ballet and Alias Chamber Ensemble. His work includes collaborations with the residents of Unit 2 (the Death Row unit) at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution.





2017             MFA in Visual Art, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

2013             BFA in Sculpture/Performance/Video/Painting, Watkins College of Art, Nashville, TN


Exhibitions & Performances

2019 Here We Are, Where We Were- Curry Ingram Gallery, Nashville, TN

2019 Orographic Light- The Depth Above, Das KloHäuschen, Munich, Germany

2019 Spontaneous With Friends, SP CE, Munich, Germany

2018             Same Old Song: Alkohol, Giesinger Brau, Munich, Germany

2017             Performance Night, Folly Tree Arboretum, Springs, NY

2017             Cabinet, David B Smith Gallery, Denver, CO

2017             FAM, Thesis Exhibition, Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2016             Be Somebody With A Body, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

2016             The Cut & The Crumb, The Frame Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2016             Flux, Ellis Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2016             What's A Steak, Carnegie-Mellon University MFA, Pittsburgh, PA

2015             Service, Neu Kirche Contemporary Art center, Pittsburgh, PA

2015             Telling Our Story, Apexart, New York, NY

2015             Life After Death and Elsewhere, Apexart, New York, NY

2015             Open Engagement, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

2015             Low Room, 808 Pop-up Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2014             Works, Ellis Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2014             Lowlights, Carnegie Fine Arts Building, Pittsburgh PA

2013             Morlessness, Curry Ingram Gallery, Nashville, TN

2013             Unit 2 (Part 1), Coop Gallery, Nashville, TN

2013             Mystique, Der Kuturanker, Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

2012             Backstock, Ziehersmith Pop-Up Gallery, Nashville, TN

2012             Strange Materials, Co.H juried exhibition, Nashville, TN

2012             Co.H Council, Curry Ingram Gallery, Nashville, TN

2012             Watkins Juried Exhibition, Curry Ingram Gallery, Nashville, TN

2011              Little Monsters, The Renaissance Center, Dickson, TN

2011              The Future Show, Co.H juried group exhibition, Nashville, TN

2010             Ripple Effect, Gallery F Scarritt-Bennett Center, Nashville, TN

2010             Ecclesiaudio, Downtown Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN


Projects & Curation

2016             Iron Casting: Thrival Music Festival, Rivers of Steel, Carrie Furnaces, Pittsburgh, PA

2015             Iron Casting: Casting the Iron Garden, Rivers of Steel, Carrie Furnaces, Pittsburgh, PA

2014             Unit 2: Collaboration with the men of Unit-2 ward, Riverbend Prison in Nashville, Tn

2013             Internship: Work & Life, collaborative project with Willard Tucker, Berea KY

2013             Curator: Projections, Co.H Winter Show,  Nashville TN

2012             Artist Assistant: Willard Tucker, sculpture installation, Austin Peay University

2012             Emergence, A collaboration with The Nashville Ballet multimedia dance & performance

2012             Curator: Council, Co.H Winter Show, Nashville TN

2010             Artist Assistant: Wayne White, Sam Watkins sculpture project



2018 SeelenArt- Sozialpsychiatrisches Zentrum, Artist’s Talk, Munich, Germany

2017             FAM, Artist's Talk, Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2015             MFA Presentations, CFA Lecture Hall, Pittsburgh, PA

2015             Telling Our Story, Talk & Open Discussion, Apex Gallery, New York, NY

2014             OSHER Artist’s Talk, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA


Collaborations - Organizations -  Links ARTIST TALKS / LECTURES

Unit 2 http://reachcoalition.wordpress.com/art-projects/unit-2-part-1/

Reach Coalition http://reachcoalition.wordpress.com

Company H (Co.h) http://companyh.tumblr.com

Emergence, The Nashville Ballet http://www.nashvilleballet.com/performances