Let’s celebrate art & Armenian culture!

Interview/Feature Arpi

Hi there! Do you have a podcast/show, website, event or Q & A panel you would like to feature me in?

I’m incredibly passionate about my art and Armenian culture and believe in spreading my joyful and culturally inclusive message to the masses! Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you think I’m the right fit for your audience!

Arpi in the Press!

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Topics I love to talk about!

My Story as an Artist

It’s not
always easy pursuing a path as an artist with immigrant parents. I love sharing my story of how my dad finally understood that my work as an Artist was my vehicle to be of service to my people. Plus, hear my amazing story of persistence that got me featured in the Metropolitan Museum of Art to sell-out success!

My Process

I love speaking to fellow inspiring artists about my process and journey to become a successful artist. Learn about how I draw the beautiful characters I’m known for! As a self-confessed art-materials junkie I also love sharing my favorite supplies!

Armenian Culture

It fills my heart with so much joy when I get emails and messages on Instagram from people telling me I gave them a piece of their home. I stand for JOYFUL representations of the Armenian people. Hear me speak about how I infuse my culture into my art and where I find inspiration for the intricate Armenian costumes my characters are adorned in!

Arpi’s Bio & Headshots

Arpi Krikorian is a California-based illustrator who is renowned in the Armenian community for her much loved, modern, Armenian-inspired characters. With oversize eyes, intricately drawn traditional Armenian costumes and beautiful traditional Armenian names, her whimsical characters celebrate the joy and resilience of the Armenian, its culture, and heritage. She brings them to life across a wide array of vibrant and joyful products including Armenian coffee cups and mugs, journals and other paper products, kitchenware, clothing and products for kids.During 2018-2019 Arpi was featured in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC with a collection of her products for their

Armenia! exhibition, where her products sold out and were said to be one of the best-selling special exhibit store they had to date. She has also had successful pop-up shops in Nordstroms on several occasions throughout 2019.

Arpi is based in Pasadena, California with her husband and two daughters. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Illustration from one of the most prestigious art schools in the world, Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and was formerly a staff artist for Nickelodeon 1995-2000 on the Angry Beavers staff. She also worked on the shows Cat Dog, Hey Arnold, Dora and Oswald the Octopus.


Discover more about Arpi
Website: Aprikrikorian.com
Instagram: instagram.com/Aprikrikorian
Facebook: facebook.com/arpikrikorian.studio