“A Day in The Life” with visual artist, Andrew Tavukciyan

Andrew Tavukciyan is a Vancouver-based visual artist currently focusing on painting and mural work. From a young age, Andrew displayed a fierce interest and dedication to artistic practices. His early skills and talents were fostered in his high school art room and continued at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, where he majored in industrial design in 2016. Since then, Andrew has been actively engaged in both the local Vancouver art scene and national mural festivals, including the Vancouver Mural Festival, the Beltline Urban Murals Project in Calgary, the Nelson International Mural Festival and the CapU Murals Project. He’s also had the opportunity to work on commissions from a range of clients, including the City of Vancouver and the City of Richmond, companies like EA Sports, Modo, Mobi Bikes and PressReader and city developers such as Wesgroup Properties and Rize Alliance. While his industrial design background helped provide a sense of structure and informed how he solves problems creatively and technically, Andrew approaches his work with a sense of abstraction and playfulness. In addition to murals, Andrew has worked in a variety of mediums, including woodwork and ceramics. Most recently, he’s been experimenting with clothing and fabric design. In his spare time, he enjoys watching anime and walking his dog, Milo.

Written by Cassandra Tavukciyan – Andrew’s sister

Working on some smaller works on paper.
Andrew Tavukciyan
Walking with Milo.
Adding the final touch to my mural at the Richmond Ice Centre, taken by @brotherjopa
Andrew Tavukciyan
Doing some sketching with Milo.
Andrew Tavukciyan
Working on a private commission for a client in Toronto.
Andrew Tavukciyan
In the process of airbrushing some pants.
Documenting some new work.
Shipping off a crate of paintings to a gallery in Istanbul, taken by the DHL man.

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Which neighbourhood are you in?

I live and work out of Mount Pleasant.

What do you do?

I’m a visual artist.

What are you currently working on?

I just finished up some linen shirts, and I’m about to start working on some smaller wooden sculpture pieces.

Where can we find your work?

You can find my work on Instagram at @tavukciyan.