Andrew Ramiro Tirado spent many years at variety of work, from building wood strip canoes, fabricating custom props, displays, and sets, to building custom cabinetry.
From 1989 until 1991, Andrew was studio assistant for painter Chuck Close in New York, and since 1988, has worked as Seminar Faculty the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation’s Summer Seminar for high school students.
From 2005–2016, Tirado taught woodworking, ran the Arts and Crafts spring semester adjuncts, and supervised the 3D Arts Facility at Colorado College, private liberal arts college in Colorado Springs. As visiting faculty and taught sculpture class at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado and had solo show, entitled Open, at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. He currently is full time studio artist.