Armen was born in the village of Ardvi in Lori Marz. He attended school at the secondary school for fine arts, and in 1985 entered the Professional School of Arts in Yerevan. He drew inspiration from medieval manuscripts and arts, and then graduated from the Yerevan State Institute of Fine Arts. He has lived in Europe after graduating and then moved to Yerevan.
His paintings have been exhibited in Stockholm, Yerevan, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Toronto, New York, Melbourne and Moscow.