Katarina Balunova was born on 9th October 1982 in Krompachy, Slovakia.
From 2004 to 2010 she studied Contemporary Painting at the Faculty of Arts, Technical University, Kosice, Slovakia, under the leadership of Doc. Adam Szentpétery and Accademia di Belle Arti, L'Aquila, Italy, Department of Painting, Prof. Enzo Orti. From 2016 she is doctoral student at Academy of Fine Arts, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, Doc. Stefan Balazs. In 2018 she won Visegrad Scholarship at Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary. Her works include a variety of different media such as paintings, installations, objects, photography and video.
The main theme in her work is city - architecture - dwelling, and how the urban structure affects the individuals and society. She actively exhibits at home and abroad (AU, CN, CY, CZ, EG, DE, FR,
GR, IT, LT, LV, PL, SK, KR, ES, TR, UAE, UK, USA).
In 2013 she was finalist of Modessque Painting Contest by New Era Art Foundation in Warsaw, Poland. In 2014 she was finalist of NOlab Art Contest in Milan, Italy and at the Painting competition by the VUB Foundation Bratislava, Slovakia. In 2015 she was selected to participate in the 6th Beijing International Art Biennale (National Art Museum of China). In 2015 and 2017, she was nominated for the Bloom Award by Warsteiner, Cologne, Germany. In 2017 she was selected to attend symposium Mark Rothko 2017 (Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia).
'Intersection' (2019), solo show at the Old Biscuit Factory