Education

2017-2019 – MA in Photography – The Royal College of Art, London

2009-2013 – BFA in Photography – The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York

Selected Exhibitions

2019– Ethereal: A Diary Poetry – Galerie Joseph Turenne, Paris (Upcoming)

2019– Delphian Open Call 2019 – The Print Space, London

2019– Femininos Pessoais – O Centro Cultural, Rio De Janiero

2018 – A Sustainable Future – Dyson Gallery, London

2018 – Ashurst Emerging Art Prize Exhibition– Ashurst Gallery, London

2018 – Dior Photography Award for Young Talents– LUMA Gallery, Arles

2018– Offprint– Tate Modern, London

2018– Disrupt– Subject Matter, Online

2018 – Tokyo International photo Festival – CA Gallery, Tokyo

2017– Assisi International Exhibition– Galerie Le Logge, Assisi

2017– Life Framer Open Call– Clamp Art, New York, Arles, Milan

Awards and Nominations

2019– Pic.London:After School Collective Strategies–Final 18 participants selected
2019– #FotoRoomOPEN– Final 9 Shortlisted
2018 – Royal Photographic Society–100 Heroines, Nominee
2018 – Ashurst Emerging Art Prize – Final 25 Shortlisted
2018 – Dior Young Talent Award– Jury Mention
2018 – TIFA– 1st Place: Fine Art Award
2017 – Life Framer OPEN CALL– 2nd Place winner
2017 – ArtSlant – 1st place for Fine Art Photography
2016 – Neutral Density –Gold Award for Conceptual Photography


Selected Publications (Print)

Create! Magazine
Chiiz Magazine
Unvæl Journal : Edition III
The Art of Color; DIOR
Art Book Inspiration
The Solitary Body. The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography, Vol.II
DAZE Magazine
ICON
Hue Magazine
Behind the Yellow Wallpaper


Select Online Publications

Unvæl Magazine “An Interview with Photographer, Loreal Prystaj”
Art UPON“Flora Ornamental”
Curated by Girls“Body in Bathworks”
The Guardian“Royal Photographic Society seeks 'hundred heroines' for special award”
British Journal of Photography “Nominate your Inspirational Female Photography Today”
Konbini“This Girl Photographed herself in 100 Bathtubs”
My Modern Met“12 Contemporary Artists tell us what it takes to make a great piece of Art”
My Modern Met “Surreal Portraits of Human Form Hiding Behind Reflections of Nature.”
The Life of Gordon F. Sander Introducing Loreal Prystaj
The Phoblographer“Loreal Prystaj Uses Mirrors to Explore Man’s Relationship with Nature”
Dodho Magazine “Reflecting on Nature by Loreal Prystaj”
Dodho Magazine "May 2017: Most Popular Photographers"
F-STOP Magazine Issue #89 “Altered Photography”
Dodho Magazine“Anatomy of a Photograph by Loreal" Prystaj”
L'Oeil de la Photographie“Reflecting on Nature”
L'Oeil de la Photographie“The New York Times Portfolio Reviews”
L'Oeil de la Photographie“Between the Cracks”



Art Residencies

2017    Arte Studio Ginestrelle, Assissi, Italy

2017   Córtex Frontal Residency, Lisbon, Portugal

2016   Artles Creative Residency,  Haukijärvi, Finland

2015   Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Yamaguchi, Japan

2014   Byrdcliffe Art Colony, Woodstock, NY, USA

Selected Work Experience

2019 Co-Curator for Gordon Sander’s Retrospective “My America: 1965-2019”– VEF Culture Palace, Riga, Latvia.
2019
ISSOS Photo Teacher, Summer Program– Yale University, New Haven
2018
Guest Speaker – Ashurst Art Prize Talk, London
2014-2017 Guest Lecturer – Illusions in Photography – New York University, New York
2015 Guest Speaker–After Graduation and Entering the Photography Industry– Adorama, New York
2015  Guest Speaker– Nuit Blache– Akiyoshidai International Art Village, Japan.
2015 Panel Discussion–Behind the Yellow Wallpaper: Literature and the Psychology of Change– Columbia University, New York
2014 Guest Lecturer –Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
2014  Assistant Art Director– Byrdcliffe Art Colony, New York