Born in 1976 in Yerevan, Armenia, Tigran Tsitoghdzyan discovered oil painting at a very early age. At the age of ten, he had his first solo exhibition, curated by Henrik Iguityan, founder of the Modern Art and the Children’s Art Museum in Yerevan, Armenia. The exhibition featured about 100 oil paintings and gathered so much attention that it travelled to many countries, including Japan, Russia, Spain and the United States. Following the exhibition, ten of Tsitoghdzyan’s paintings entered the permanent collection of the Children’s Art Museum in Yerevan.
The artist entered the Yerevan Academy of Art in 1999, he then pursued studies at the École Cantonale d’Art du Valais, Switzerland. Tsitoghdzyan moved to New York after graduating in 2008.
He currently lives and works in New York, United States.
The artist explores how our society has become obsessed with self-portrait and the way we distort our lives on social media. Tsitoghdzyan is fascinated by the desire of self-exposure and the way one can use filters to enhance self-portraits. Through his work, he questions our relationship with a reality that is being altered by a constant flow of information and new aesthetics.