Igor Tcholaria graduated from the art school in Sukhumy in 1976 as one of the best students. This was followed by an art study at the Art Academy in Leningrad. With the beginning of the Gorbachev Perestroika he is noticed by European galleries and collectors. He has exhibited worldwide and has worked closely with well-known art gallery in Belgium and England. Igor Tcholaria is heavily inspired by the French Impressionists. He lives and works in St.-Petersburg and Belgium.