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Ioana Baltan

Ioana Baltan


Ioana Baltan

Ioana Baltan (b. 1993) is an energetic full-time visual artist whose oeuvre revolves around mental disabilities, poverty, and homelessness.

She completed a Master in Contemporary Techniques in Painting cum laude at the National University of Arts in Bucharest (Romania) in 2017 and a scholarship at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan.


After experiencing the artistic vibrancy of the Beaconsfield Contemporary Art in London, where she worked, she decided to leave her family and her Romanian home country and elect the English capital as her home in 2018.

With a genuine desire to achieve a deeper understanding of artistic craftsmanship, over the last five years, Ioana has mastered large-scale paintings where she delves into a figurative expression of ideas related to mental health, dreams, and myths.

Ioana Baltan

Ioana would engage with homeless people to gauge their daily hardships and then painterly translate them.


Also, after experiencing a traumatic psychotic event within her own family, she decided to deepen her knowledge on the topic and seek permission to visit Obregia Mental Illness Institute in Bucharest to experience and represent first-hand what she saw.

Currently, the artist is enriching her understanding of the human psyche, creating works inspired by dreams, hypnotic trance, and stories regarding our human origins, in which she mixes elements from her own life as a young ex-pat woman.

Ioana Baltan

A zestful and committed artist, her technique combines oil painting with new pigments (neon, gold, and shimmer tones), collages, and spray paint on linen or canvas support.

Aesthetically, her art combines classic elements with strong brush strokes, gradients, lines, transparencies, and patterns.




  • 2022: “Arti VI.VE” Biennale Viterbo- Venice, group exhibition, Centro Espozitivo San Vidal, Venice, IT

  • 2022: Summer Exhibition “Tendencies in Painting”, online group show London Paint Club, curated by Kelly Foster, London, UK

  • 2022: “Maggio Metaverse”,online group show curated and organized by Tiziana Maggio, London, UK

  • 2021: ‘Cultivate’, international online group show, London, UK

  • 2020-2021: RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

  • 2019 -” Look at me for the last time”, Group Exhibition, Elite Art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

  • 2019 - ‘Alpha-Theta’, Group Exhibition, Art number 23, London UK

  • 2018 - Group exhibition, Candid Art Trust, London, UK

  • 2018 - “ERGON” and “Mail Art “volumes, The Biennial of the Bibliography and Object Books, The National Museum of Romanian Literature

  • 2017- “Painting exhibition”, The Visual Arts Centre, Bucharest, Romania.

  • 2017- “ERGON”- group exhibition, The National University of Theatre and Film” I.L. Caragiale”, Bucharest, Romania

  • 2017- Erasmus exhibition, San Carpoforo Church, Milan, Italy.

  • 2017- “Painting/ studio 19&34”, group exhibition, The Visual Arts Centre, Bucharest, Romania.

  • 2016- Art Safari Exhibition”, group exhibition, Go Contemporary Gallery pavilion, Dacia Palace, Bucharest, Romania.

  • 2016- “Art Safari”-artist Presentation, Dacia Palace, Bucharest, Romania - Go Contemporary Gallery.

  • 2016- “Mail-Art”, A philosophical perspective on the Romanian Mail-Art phenomenon, Go Art Projects Gallery, Bucharest

  • 2016 - Painting exhibition”- group exhibition, The Visual Arts Centre, Bucharest, Romania

  • 2015 - Solo  exhibition “Anima damnata", Go Contemporary Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

  • 2015 - “"- group exhibition, Go Art Projects, Bucharest, Romania

  • 2015 - International Mail Art Exhibition, group exhibition, Cairo, Egypt

  • 2015 - “Art Walk Street”, group exhibition, Bucharest, Romania

  • 2015- “UNArts Painting 2015", group exhibition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania

  • 2015- “The Little Prince”, art event, 20th Edition, Satu Mare Art Museum, Romania

  • 2015 - “UNA painting" group exhibition, The Visual Arts Centre, Bucharest, Romania



Erasmus internship at Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, London, UK, April 2018-July 2018

The National University of Arts, Bucharest (Romania)- Master’s Degree, 2015-2017

Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan (Italy)- Master Degree scholarship, 2016-2017

The National University of Arts, Bucharest (Romania)- Bachelor’s Degree, 2012-1015

Teacher Training Department, Bucharest- Bachelor’s Degree, 2012-2015


  • “Society”- The Art Museum Targoviste, Romania, 2014 Acquired

  •  “Study –Anima Damnata”, Go Contemporary Gallery, Bucharest, Romania,2015 Donated



  • January edition, AverageArt magazine, London, UK, 2019

  • January edition, A5 PORTFOLIO, London, UK, 2019

  • January edition Wotisart magazine, London UK 2019

  •  “ERGON”, Schupler, A., (author), 2M digital printing, Bucharest, Romania, 2017.

  •  Scientific publications, Schupler, A.,” Mail Art” (coordinator) Alfred Schupler, editor Carla Schoppel, publisher Alutus S.A., Miercurea Ciuc, Romania, 2017


  • Member of London Paint Club since 2022

  • Contemporary Art Collectors Programme 2022-2023

  • Honourable Mention, Chelsea International Fine Art Competition, New York, US, 2022

  • Shortlisted - Second Round, ‘ArtRooms London’, London, UK, 2019

  •  “Criterion art prize”, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania, 2015

  •  “Gheorghe Petrascu”, National Arts Biennial the Art Museum Targoviste, Romania, 2014

  • National Olympics, Targoviste, 2012

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