Hripsime Machkalyan is a practicing painter, professional sculptor, and OCAD University graduate. She was previously set on pursuing a degree in medicine, but after discovering the boundless and exciting world art, decided to follow her passion and never looked back. Trying to find her voice in art world she has explored various medias such as stitching, weaving, and incorporated sculpting in combination with painting.
Hripsime has worked as the head sculptor and draftsman for a high-end interior design company, and has trained and mentored many apprentices along the way. Creating art is an intuitive and dynamic journey that Hripsime enjoys, and teaching is an important part of her artistic practice, because it allows for learning and self expression. She joined the teaching team at Winged Canvas in 2017. It is her mission to teach students the value, power, passion and significance of art while bringing inspiration and joy to the learning process.