Maria Cristina Valente was born in 1963 in S. João da Madeira.
She lives in Porto, where she grew up and studied.
She is a lawyer, having graduated in law in 1986.
In 1996 she joined the Cedofeita Painting School Atelier, in Porto, under the guidance of master Artur Terra, starting to paint regularly, alongside her professional activity.
In 2003 she participates in her first group exhibitions.
Since 2010 she has also exhibited individually.
Most of her painting works are marked by games of colors and lines, revealing diverse rhythms and logics, with a more sensitive than figurative message.