Raised in Delaware, Ada Koch won scholarships to the Delaware Art Museum before studying in Wash DC and Chicago. Studies with David De Rousseau of the KC Art Institute and studies in Paris and Rome preceded her exhibitions in US and Italian galleries. She has been invited regularly to the Biennale show in Florence, Italy and was just invited to the premiere of the Effetto in Merido, Mexico as part of the United Nations Dialogue Among Civilizations. She teaches at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Holy Name School. A board member of the KC Artists Coalition, she was founder of Open Studios. Her art is in corporate and private collections throughout the world.