- Tamara Balenko was born in small town in the province of Kiev in the Ukraine.
- In 1977, she graduated from Odessa State Art College named after M. Grekov, Department of Painting and Drawing.
- In 1985, she received her Master Degree from Ukrainian Academy of Printing, Department of Book Design and Book Illustration in Kiev.
- Since 1985, her art works have been presented at about 85 International exhibitions in Belgium, Belorussia, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Italy, France, Hungary, the Netherlands, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Spain, Ukraine and the USA.
- In 1998, she immigrated to the USA.
- In 2000 she started art school Colden Key Art in Tarzana.
- In 2003, she graduated from Los-Angeles Valley College, Department of Graphic Design, Valley Glen.
- Her works are comprised of painting, graphic arts, and book illustration. The artist has designed and illustrated many books including world classics, fairy tales, and children literature.
- Her creativity is characterized by romantic and philosophical world vision.
- She is a Member of the Artists’ Union of Ukraine.
- The art works of Tamara Balenko have been awarded with medals and diplomas of Internationals graphic competitions.
- Tamara Balenko’s major publications are:
- Vladimir Vasilyev. “Tamara Balenko”, Encyclopedia Bio-Bibliographical of the Art of Contemporary Ex-libris. Portugal, 1997
- Encyclopedia of Modern Ukraine, Vol. II, Kiev, Ukraine, 2003
- New Art International, A Compendium of Recent Works by World Contemporary Artists. Book Art Press, Publisher, New York, Volume VIII 2003-2004
- The artist’s works have been purchased by private collectors and museums such as:
- Memorial Museum of Paul Verlain, Metz, France.
- Brunico Graphics Museum of Art, Brunico, Italy.
- Museum of The History of Bookprinting in Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, Kiev, Ukraine.
- Museum of Modern Arts, Ivano-francovsk, Ukraine.
- Museum of The History of Bookprinting, Ostrog, Ukraine.
- Museum-national reserve “Legend of Igor’s Regiment”, Novgorod-Seversky, Ukraine.
- Memorial Museum of Pavlo Tychina, Kiev, Ukraine.