Alana Riley is a visual artist and freelance photographer based out of Montreal and currently residing in Los Angeles, where she is pursuing her M.F.A. at the University of Southern California. She holds a BFA from Concordia University in Studio Art and Photography. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Canada, Shanghai, Ireland, and the United States. In 2009, she completed a residency at the National Sculpture Factory in Cork, Ireland and in 2012 she was an artist-in-residence at Opekta Ateliers in Cologne, Germany. In 2010, Riley was a finalist of the Emerging Photographers of Canada, awarded by the Magenta Foundation, as well as being awarded the Pierre-Ayot Prize, by the City of Montreal and the Contemporary Art Galleries Association (AGAC). Her works are a part of public and private collections in Canada and the United States. Riley has shot for numerous national and international publications, such as Macleans, Monocle, New York Times, Re:Porter, and The Walrus. Her work is represented by the Joyce Yahouda Gallery.


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