Tanja Balac was born in Skopje in 1968. She first graduated from the Department of Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje in 1991, and then in 2008 she continued her training there and received her Masters degree.
As a member of the Association of Artists of Macedonia (DLUM) since 1996, she was also its president between 2006-2013. Her professional and artistic experience has been constantly enriched by work and exhibitions abroad, fulfilling her efforts with numerous awards. Besides working in painting, Tanja is also interested in creating installations, video art projects and performances. At present, she lives and works in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.