Kurkdjian was born in Beirut in 1972. After working as a bank clerk, she returned to college to study fine arts. Her body of work is linked to philosophical theories, theological thought and symbolism, literature and poetry. She returned to school to pursue another degree in psychology, at which point she worked very closely with autistic patients. Her works on canvas deliver poignant messages on the human state of mind and the constant battle with the alter-ego.