Seyran Gasparyan was born on 23 January 1956 in the region of Shirak. His family moved to Yerevan when he was four. After finishing secondary school, he served with the Soviet Army for several years in Czechoslovakia. He later graduated from Terlemezyan Art College - Department of Pictorial Art - in 1979 and from Yerevan Institute of Fine Arts and Theatre - Department of Decorative and Applied Arts - in 1985. In 1998, he became a member of the Artists' Union of Armenia.