Loreal Prystaj is a visual artist based in New York City and London. Presently she is attending the Royal College of Art, in London to obtain her MA in photography, and previously received her BFA in photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City. Surrounded by a thriving “fashion environment” she planned on becoming a commercial photographer but chose to take a Fine Art direction where she felt she could express her ideas more freely.
Her work often exposes the relationship between time and space, with a juxtaposition of the human form and its environment. She expresses ideas through her photography and uses the medium consistently - in installation and interactive pieces - as well as using herself as a character or form in her performance and video work.
She has participated in three solo exhibitions and over thirty group exhibitions, including MIA in Milan and selected to show with LifeFramer's travelling exhibition. Her work has been seen in galleries throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and China, and is part of the permanent collection at the Erie Art Museum, Pennsylvania, since 2014. Prystaj’s archive of work has led to guest lecturing at accredited universities, such as NYU, FIT and Columbia, in New York. She has been awarded jury prizes from more than ten photography competitions internationally, including ArtSlant, Neutral Density, and MIFA, alongside with published widely, from My Modern Met to multiple articles in L'oeil de la Photographie.