Alexandra Karakashian (b. 1988, Johannesburg, South Africa) lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2011 she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town. On graduation she was awarded both the Judy Steinberg Painting Prize and the Simon Gerson Distinction Award. She went on to graduate with a Masters in Fine Art Degree from the same institution in 2015.
Karakashian is represented in numerous private and public collections including: the Iziko South African National Gallery, South Africa; the Spier Collection, South Africa; the Darvesh Collection, UAE ; The Royal Portfolio collection, South Africa; and the Luciano Benetton Collection, Italy