Ashot Harutyunyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia, in 1971. He studied at the Panos Terlemezian College of Arts from 1992 until graduating from the Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts in 1998. After graduating, Ashot spent a year serving in the Armenian Armed Forces.
Between 1990-1991 he taught art in the small village of Ardvi, in Northern Armenia. This, coupled with the years he has spent nearby, at his familial village of Odzun, has greatly inspired his love of nature, vision and approach to art.
Ashot has participated in a variety of exhibitions, and was the recipient of the Garoun-97 Festival Award.