Waldo Balart is a Cuban painter living in Madrid, Spain. In 1962, Balart moved to New York to pursue art studies, after completing his degree in accounting and doing post-graduate studies in political and economic sciences in Havana, Cuba. Balart lectures frequently and his work, explorations of color and light in geometric paintings and light sculpture, has been widely exhibited around the world. His paintings have a geometrical exactness of the concrete art movement, which developed between the 1930s and 1950s, from the work of the futurists and the De Stijl movement. He is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation fellowship and his work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Mondriaanhuis in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, and the Museum of Modern Art in Huenfeld, Germany, among others. He has been honored with many awards including being named a Cintas Fellow in 2002.