Aleksandr Razin was born in Tashkent, former Soviet Union. He grew up in an art village and spent countless hours as a child in the studio of his grandfather, a book 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.

In 1995, Razin and his family emigrated from Tashkent 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. In 2007, Razin participated in the program of the Sculpture and Installation in School of Visual Arts. Since 2007, he has created more than ten site-specific installations in NYC, NJ and CT.