Born in Moldova in 1977, 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 her energy 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 returned full-time to art, her abstract works being quickly noticed and appreciated by the public. “I channel something greater than myself into manifested reality for the good of all. I believe art is a form of healing.” Cristina’s works depict energy, using color and form to create works of art that resonate with feeling.