Alexandr Razin was born in 1958 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He grew up in an art village and spent countless hours as a child in the studio of his grandfather, a noted illustrator. In 1976, Razin began attending the Art Academy of Tashkent, and he received an MFA degree from the Tashkent College of Fine Arts in 1982.

At the beginning of Perestroika, when the iron curtain was lifted, prominent art dealers from England and Germany went to Russia and the former republics to look for new talent. Captivated by Razin's work, they immediately began to exhibit him in their galleries. Dr. Gerhard Bodenstein, of the Apex Gallery in Gottingen, Germany, placed Razin in the Uzbekistani avant-garde, among those painters who refused to conform to traditional Islamic art. According to Bodenstein, his works represent "a successful linking of Orient and Occident and prove something like an international language of fine art." In 1996, Razin and his family emigrated from Uzbekistan to the United States and settled in Long Island, New York. He began teaching at the Bridgeview Art School in New York City, and since 2004, he has been a member of the Silvermine Guild faculty in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Razin’s paintings, mixed media constructions, and installations have been exhibited in over 40 galleries and museums throughout the world, including the famous Cork Street Gallery in London. His works have been reviewed in numerous publications, and they are in private collections in Great Britain, Japan, Turkey, Germany, Russia, Belgium, and the United States as well as museums in Uzbekistan and Russia.