She graduated from the Caucasian Languages Department of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi University. Her post-graduate course at the Academy of Sciences was in the Zan language studies.
Since 1947 Irine Asatiani worked as a researcher in the Georgian Institute of Linguistics first in the Iberian-Caucasian Languages and later in the Lexicological departments.
Her doctoral thesis was on Pre-verb in the Zan Language. She was actively involved in compiling the Dictionary of the Georgian Language (in eight volumes), as well as the Russian-Georgian Dictionary (in three volumes). The main area of her interest is the Chanuri language, on which she has published many articles, texts and a documentary dictionary.
Artanuji has published Irine Asatiani’s The Laz Dictionary and The Laz (Chanuri) Texts.