About Cristina Balan
Born in Moldova, Cristina Balan studied the arts from the age of five. Very early on, her works were exhibited at various artistic performances in Moldova and abroad. The fall of the Soviet Union paused Cristina’s creative ascension and she focused on private business. In her thirties, she became a prominent business community leader, and at 41 was appointed the Moldovan Ambassador to the United States, the first woman from Eastern Europe to hold such a high-level position.
In 2019, Cristina decided to return full-time to art, her abstract works being quickly noticed and appreciated by the public. Her works have been displayed in group art shows and solo shows in Washington D.C., New York City and Chisinau. Currently, Cristina’s works are featured in New York City at Gallery 104, in Tokyo at TriCera Gallery, and on one of the leading online European art platforms OnlineGallery.art. In 2020, Cristina’s painting “Now you see it, now you don’t” has been featured on the cover of the Spanish modern art magazine Diafano.
Cristina is a multidisciplinary artist, however she chose to create abstract art, which, in her opinion, goes straight to the heart. She explores the collaboration of textures, colors and lines, mastering all the mediums that she uses.