Born in 1971, in the former Soviet Republic of Kirgisien, Chekirov studied at the State College of Art from 1986 to 1990.
Following graduation, he worked at the world famous Bolschoi Theatre in Moscow, where he specialised in theatrical scenery painting and artistic staging. In 1992, Chekirov moved to Germany to enable him to study European art, and travelled extensively in Europe over a period of several years, during which time he developed his own highly distinctive form of figurative painting.
Chekirov now exhibits successfully in Germany, USA and the UK and his work can be found in private collections worldwide.