Ashot Yan (Grigoryan) was born in 1983 in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. He finished H. Kojoyans High School of Arts in 2000. During his high school years he used to run away from the school to museums where spent time by copying the classics. He received his MA degree in Painting from Yerevan State Fine Arts Academy in 2006. He worked as an instructor at Maluntians Art School between 2008-2011 and illustrated more than 15 books. He works as a painter ever since he left his job as an instructor. His works can be found in the private collections in various countries such as Imoga Art Museum in Turkey, Italy, France, USA, Russia, Lebanon and Malta.