Shanta Williams was born in Woodland Hills, California. From 2006 to 2007, Shanta interned and worked for the department of Educational Technology at Los Angeles Pierce College in Woodland Hills, California.
During 2008, Shanta studied fine art and mixed media at the Paris American Academy in Paris, France. She has shown artwork at galleries in Paris, France, Camarillo, and Ventura, California.
In the winter of 2009-2010, Shanta traveled to New Zealand to study and conduct research on restorative justice (conflict management through victim, offender, and community mediation) and art.
As a presenter at the 2nd Annual Conflict Transformation Conference at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia in the spring of 2010, Shanta discussed her research findings about the creative arts and restorative justice with members of JMU's campus community.
In the spring of 2015, several of Shanta's art journal pages were published in a collective of artist journal pages. The book, entitled A World of Artist Journal Pages, is available for purchase online and at major booksellers, such as Barnes and Noble and Amazon.