Born in Georgia in the former Soviet Union in 1957. After graduating from the prestigious Tbilisi Academy of Art, became more prolific, and his art more experimental. His talent was recognized by the USSR Union of Artist. Although he had originally planned to become a university professor teaching painting, his own exhibitions were successful enough to support his studio.
The artistic climate of Russia was somewhat prohibitive, so Eric decided to immigrate to the United States, arriving first in New York and eventually establishing residency in Atlanta. Eric Balint has exhibited his work in many art galleries in US and internationally.