Caroline Adams grew up in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She received her BFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2001. She spent three years studying and teaching printmaking and bookmaking at the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts in Greece. She also spent two years in Quito, Ecuador painting. Caroline has shown at numerous galleries worldwide, including Metaxa Gallery in Paros, Greece; Illeana Viteri Gallery in Quito, Ecuador; Artists' House Gallery in Philadelphia, PA; Shelburne Art Center in Vermont; the Yellow Springs Historical Society in Pennsylvania; Somerville Manning Gallery and Hardcastle Gallery in Delaware; and Susan Calloway Fine Arts in Washington, DC.
Caroline has lived in Washington, DC on and off since 2003 while not abroad with her husband, a Foreign Service Officer. Caroline now lives in Frankfurt, Germany with her husband and two children.