Loreal Prystaj is a visual artist from New York now based in London. Presently she is attending the Royal College of Art, to obtain her MA in photography, and previously received her BFA in photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology 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.
Prystaj's work focuses on the human form, the self, and gender roles played out within a home. Often investigating the domestic space through performance and play she transforms these familiar physical spaces into an unfamiliar stage to reveal the relationship between the internal states of the self and external states of these specific environments. She expresses these ideas through her photography, installation and sculptural practices - as well as using herself as a character in her performance and video work.