was born in New York City and studied at Columbia University receiving a BFA in 1953. From 1953-1954 she was a student at L'Ecole Nationale d'Art Decoratif in Aubusson, France. Alice Adams' numerous awards and grants include: a Guggenheim Fellowship, NEA grants in sculpture, and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award in Sculpture. Adams has taught at Manhattanville College, Pratt Institute, and the School of Visual Arts. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. She has completed sculptural works for the Denver International Airport, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the River View Hospital for Children and Youth in Middletown, Connecticut. Adams has also been involved in mass transit projects for the Downtown Seattle Transit Project, St. Louis Metro Link, New York City MTA Arts for Transit, NYC Board of Education Percent for Art, and the Midland Metro in Birmingham, England. In the spring of 2000 a retrospective of Adams' work was exhibited at the Lehman College Art Gallery.

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