Alicia Jane Boswell received her Masters of Fine Arts in metalsmithing/jewelry from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and a B.F.A. in functional design at Murray State University in Kentucky. She has attained positions of visiting professor, sabbatical replacement, adjunct faculty, studio assistant/technician, artist-in-residence, and visiting workshop instructor at arts/crafts education centers around the United States and internationally. In 2013 Boswell was also invited to assist and display work in a workshop at the Antonio Ratti Textile Center of the Metropolitan Museum of Art which coincided with the exhibition Gems of European Lace 1600-1920. She was invited by the Textile Support Organization in Pavia, Italy, to exhibit work, lecture, and teach a workshop on contemporary jewelry. She participated in SIERAAD Art Fair, an international jewelry fair in Amsterdam. Prior to her residency at the Armory she was teaching and working as a full time goldsmith in Louisville, KY.