Maria Moldovan was born in Romania. She started her visual education at the High School of Arts, Sf. Gheorghe, her hometown, in a class specializing in painting. After 4 years of painting she has chosen to study ceramic art at the University of Arts and Design in Cluj Napoca. She made this decision because she was attracted by three-dimensional art but she could not give up the colors. So it seemed to be the perfect solution to having sculpture and painting at the same time.
Painting and ceramic art fluctuates through her life since then. There are longer periods of time dedicated to painting and than for ceramic art.
Starting from 2008 she is involved in projects related to children's illustration as well. There are five books published so far with her illustrations.