Tamirat is an Ethiopian born migrant living in Melbourne as an artist. He completed his diploma from school of Fine Art at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia in 1993; where he then went on to have several solo and group exhibitions extensively in and around Egypt, and Australia. In 2001 Tamirat moved to Sydney where he studied Digital Art and Media at Metro Screen before moving to Melbourne.
In 2010 Tamirat completed his Master of Visual Art at the University of Melbourne, Faculty of Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). In 2011-12 He perused his career and graduated with Master of Fine art by research.
In 2009 Tamirat was awarded the Martin Foley MP award and the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Women’s Association Postgraduate Encouragement Award. At the VCA Margaret Lawrence gallery he was awarded MFA 2011-12 APA (Australian post graduate Award) Scholarship, from university of Melbourne/VCA. Tamirat’s work is collected around the world, including Ethiopia, Egypt, USA, Canada and Australia.