Karen Aghamyan was born in 1946 in Yerevan. In1964 finished Fine Arts college after P. Terlemezyan. In 1969 graduated from Fine Art and Theatre Institute. Since 1970 is lecturing at Yerevan Fine Art and Theatre Institute. In 1974 became a member of the USSR Union of Artists’.In 1980 Awarded the prize of Armenian Young Communists’ League.In 1983 he was already the chief artist of the Art Found of Armenia.In 1982 he recieved the diploma of the Academy of Arts of USSR.In 1986 Karen Aghamyan was an assistant Professor at Yerevan Fine Art and Theatre Institute. He was a board member of the USSR Union of Artists in 1982-88, and in 1988- member of the USSR Union of Designers. In 1993 became head of the Design department of Yerevan Fine Art and theatre Institute ( Now State Academy of Fine Arts). In 1990 was a professor . Moscow High Attesting Committee, and in 1991 professor of Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts> Since 1998 year he is the president of the Artists’ Union of Armenia. In 2000 he was the manager of the pavilion “Armenia” at the “EXPO 2000” Hanover, Germany. Since 2004 he is a member of the Council of Cultural of the President of Armenia. In 2005 he receives Honorary Artist of Republik of Armenia and in 2010 Honorary Member of Russian Academy of Art.
Since 1970 he has participated in more then 250 republican, international and foreign exhibitions in Armenia, Russia, Hungary, Cuba, USA, France, Germany, Belgium, China and also has participate to many exhibitions and festivals in all over the world. His work has been permanently exhibited in museums such as Modern Art Museum, Yerevan (Armenia) , Museum in Magnitogorsk (Russia), Museum in Kirovakan,(Armenia), Museum in Novi Urengoy (Russia), Contemporary Art Museum, Toulouse( France) ,Contemporary Art Museum, Yerevan, (Armenia) National Art Gallery, Yerevan( Armenia), Museum in Heifei,(China ), Museum in Holly Ejmiatsin (Armenia).His works of art can also be founded in funds and archives pf the Ministry of Cultural of Armenia and Russia. The works are kept in the founds of Armeniaand Russia Ministry of Culture as well as in personal collections of different countries of the world. Hundreds of successful projects in different spheres of design.