Ana Karkar's work is influenced by images held in the collective conscious, experimental film and cinema. She offers an alternative perspective to these images via painting. The storytelling in her works is inspired by film directors such as Stanley Kubrick, Brian De Palma and Dario Argento as well as a number of contemporary photographers. Karkar painterly stroke evokes that of Edvard Munch, Francis Bacon and Egon Schiele as well as the Viennese Secession reprised in Psychedelic Art from her hometown.

Karkar was born and raised in San Francisco and resides in Paris. She studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, the Sorbonne and the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 2013 she was mentored in the TURPS Correspondence program based in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Villains Vault at Nosbaum Reding, Luxembourg; Return From Exile at Marguo, Paris and We value your privacy at DZIALDOV, Berlin among others and her work has been included in group exhibitions worldwide.