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


Resolution is Not the Point, Lewisham Arthouse, London (Upcoming)

Strange at the House, Safehouse 1, Art Licks Weekend, London (Upcoming)

Homeland, Revolv Collective, Take Courage Gallery, London

Ethereal: A Diary Poetry, Galerie Joseph Turenne, Paris

Delphian Open Call 2019, The Print Space, London

Femininos Pessoais, O Centro Cultural, Rio De Janiero


A Sustainable Future, Dyson Gallery, London

Ashurst Emerging Art Prize Exhibition, Ashurst Gallery, London

Dior Photography Award for Young Talents (Arles Photo Festival), LUMA Gallery, Arles

Offprint, Tate Modern, London

Disrupt, Subject Matter, Online

Tokyo International photo Festival, CA Gallery, Tokyo


Assisi International Exhibition, Galerie Le Logge, Assisi

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


Adornare Art Exhibition, Trunk Club, New York, Manhatten

Ophelia Exhibition, Alídem Galleria, Milan

MIA Photography Fair, Alídem Galeria, Milan

Awards and Nominations

2019– Pic.London:After School Collective Strategies–Final 18 participants selected
2019– Artful Dodgers Photo Award
2019– #FotoRoomOPEN– Final 9 Shortlisted
2018 – Royal Photographic Society–100 Heroines, Nominee
2018 – European Photography Award – Shortlisted
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
Hue Magazine
Behind the Yellow Wallpaper

Select Online Publications

Vogue Italia RCA Photography 2019
Photograd Highly Recommended Photography graduate
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

2019    SWAP: Uk/Ukraine Residency Programme, Lviv, Ukraine (upcoming)

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, New York, United States

Selected Work Experience

2019 Co-Curator for Gordon Sander’s Retrospective “My America: 1965-2019”– VEF Culture Palace, Riga, Latvia.
ISSOS Photo Teacher, Summer Program– Yale University, New Haven
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