Alexandra Athanassiades was born in Athens, Greece where she still lives and works. Her higher education began in Switzerland, at Lugano's Franklin College. In 1982 she graduated with distinction from Oxford University's Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at St. Anne's College and was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Printmaking. In 1984 she received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from New York's Columbia University. Since 1984 she has shown her work in several solo and group exhibitions in Athens, Delphi, Paris, New York, Brussels, London and Monte Carlo. In 1995 she won the Princess Grace Foundation Award. Several of Alexandra's works are in important collections around the world and her sculptures are on permanent exhibition at Galerie Dutko in Paris, Kouros Gallery Sculpture Center in the USA and Zoumboulakis Gallery in Athens. She travels frequently and stays in close touch with artistic developments in both Europe and the USA.