I was born in Kharkov, Ukraine and came to the United States when I was five years old. My family and I came to Northeast Philadelphia with nothing, in an effort to start a new life.

I attended 13 different schools before graduating from Emmaus High School. Throughout all of the changes, one thing always remained the same: my passion for art.

At age 14, I was enrolled full-time as an art student at Barnstone Studios. It was extremely intimidating studying and creating with older students. Three years after enrolling, I was offered my own one-person show. This would be the first one-person show in 30 years, and the very first one-person show of a woman. Shortly after, I graduated from high school, being awarded the National Scholastic Silver Award.

I attended college at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. For two years, I battled constant health problems, and then moved back to Philadelphia to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA).

Today, I have a studio in Philadelphia and am continuing to expand my artwork. I enjoy telling stories of social commentary and the beauty of women through aesthetically pleasing and uplifting drawings.

Since graduating, I have traveled all over the world, living in residencies in countries like India and China. I have also been published and have won awards for my art. I am so grateful for all of the opportunities I have had and thank everyone who has supported me.

Art is my everything. It’s my life.


Follow me on Twitter and Instagram! @aalexandrin

Interested in purchasing my art? Email me at aalexandrin@me.com and let me know you’ve visited my blog!

All content subject to copyright.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s