Twice named Saatchi’s ‘One to Watch’, award-winning British artist Miss Aniela (Natalie Lennard) is at the forefront of avant-garde art photography. From first being noticed as a student in 2006 invited to exhibit internationally and speak for Microsoft, her work of 14 years since has fused contemporary fashion with classical art history to create an intricate balance of contemporary creativity. Exhibited in the Saatchi Gallery, Houses of Parliament and Waldermarsudde Museum Sweden, her work regularly graces media worldwide including BBC, NY Arts, Daily Mail and El Pais.

In detailed compositions with evocative lighting, allusion to Rococo Revival and impeccable detail of salon paintings of the 18th century, her 'Surreal Fashion' collection has become prolific with art collectors worldwide, and luxury venues such as the Crillon Hotel Paris and Paradise Resort Korea.

Her commercial clients include Nikon, HTC, and large-scale art commissions for prestigious London restaurants. In 2018 she collaborated with renowned Chinese couturier Guo Pei documented by the BBC in Beijing, and commissioned by the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism to shoot a new hybrid of fantasy-fused stills and TV ad campaign.

Natalie is based in South UK with her producer-partner Matt Lennard and their two daughters. They are experienced in providing the full production process for both personal and professional assignments, with connections to a network of experienced artists in videography and CGI to facilitate the growing need for cutting-edge artistry.

Motherhood inspired her series ‘Birth Undisturbed’ depicting births of icons from the Virgin Mary to Calamity Jane and the Queen, which won the 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, and a winner in the Mother Art Prize, Kuala Lumpur Portrait Prize, and British Journal of Photography’s ‘Portrait of Humanity’ 2019.

Miss Aniela was spotlighted in Saatchi Art’s ‘Invest in Art’ 2018 and ‘Refuse to be the Muse’ report on the growing power of women in photography.


Commissions - contact@missaniela.com
Fine art prints available on Saatchi Online


CV
NATALIE DYBISZ / ‘MISS ANIELA’
Photographer, Artist & Director of Miss Aniela Ltd


EDUCATION

2005-8: BA (Joint Hons) English and Media, University of Sussex, England


EXHIBITIONS

Le Compose, Le Raffine, Rencontre Le Sauvage, The Directed Art Modern, Miami, 2019

Sauvage et Beau, The Directed Art Modern, Miami, 2019

Organ Vida International Photography Festival (w/ BJP Portrait of Humanity) Zagreb, Croatia, Sep 2019

Lagos Photo Festival (w/ BJP), Lagos, Nigeria, Oct - Nov 2019

National Centre For Photography in Ballarat (w/ BJP), Victoria, Australia, Nov 2019

Louisiana State Museum as part of PhotoNOLA Festival, (w/ BJP), New Orleans, USA, Nov 2019 – Jan 2020

Solo show, Julia Margaret Cameron Award Winner, Barcelona, April 2019

Mother Art Prize, Finalist 20 Group Show, Mimosa House, London 2-18 May 2019

Exhibited at Whitebox Gallery, Kuala Lumpur Portrait Prize Shortlist, Sep 2018

Us Bright Young Things, The Directed Art Modern, Miami, 2018

Timeless Tales, joint show with Adam Martinakis at CultureInside Gallery, Luxembourg, Jun 2018

Faces Series @ The Directed Art Modern at Palm Beach Art Fair, Jan 2018

‘Coalshed Face’ acquired in permanent exhibition at The Coal Shed, London, Oct 2017

Surreal Fashion permanent exhibition (12 images) at Crillon, Paris

Solo exhibit Twelve Women in Academia at Houses of Parliament, 16th - 19th January 2017

Surreal Fashion at Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde Museum Stockholm, Sweden, Sep 2016 - Jan 2017

Solo exhibit 'Twelve Women in Academia' for University of Sussex at Attenborough Centre for the Arts, & Brighton Jubilee Library, Jun 2016

‘White Witch Awakening’ permanent exhibition at Aynhoe Park UK, 2016

Surreal Fashion at Castle Fine Art, London, July 2014

Solo exhibition 'Surreal Fashion' at Photosynthesis Gallery, Sofia Bulgaria 2014

Saatchi Gallery, Continental Shift by Saatchi Art, April 2014

‘Kai Face’ commissioned for permanent exhibition, Kai Mayfair, London

101 Glimpses of Photo Vogue by Vogue Italia, Corso Como, Milan, Jul 2012

'Women: Inspire & Enterprise', Hospital Club, London, Mar 2012

Alexander Salazar Gallery San Diego

Solo show, Man-made Images Ireland

San Francisco Fine Art Fair (w/JoAnne Artman)

Affordable Art Fair New York (w/JoAnne Artman)

JoAnne Artman Gallery LA, 2011

Art of Photography Show San Diego, 2010

Photolounge Truman Brewery London, 2010

Solo show, Selected for Photo-Space curated by Alternative Arts London, 2010

Group show @ The Fishing Quarter, Brighton seafront, 2010

David Weinberg Gallery Chicago, 2009

Buenos Aires Photo, 2009 (w/ Camara Oscura)

Photo Miami, 2009 (w/ Camara Oscura)

Estampa fair, 2009 (w/ Camara Oscura)

Solo show 'Self-Gazing' at Camara Oscura Madrid, 2008

Solo shows ‘Self Gazing’ at Impure Art Brighton and Apartment C London, 2007

Solo show at North Laine Photography, Brighton, 2007


CLIENTS

Cayman Dept of Tourism, Nikon, HTC, Guo Pei, Yakult, The Coal Shed at Tower Bridge, PKM Gallery Korea, Southwark Playhouse London, University of Sussex, Random House, Kai Mayfair London, Woods Shoes India, WedLuxe Mag Canada, Modernista Publishing, RDA International, Phase One, Microsoft, Anne Veck for British Hairdressing Awards, Apple & Eve Fashion Philippines, Life Water UK, Shallow Fashion Belgium


AWARDS

Portrait of Humanity 2019, British Journal of Photography, 50 Winners

Winner, 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award 2018

Mother Art Prize, Final 20 Shortlist, 2018

First Place, Nudes Category, Chromatic Awards 2018

Nominated for RPS Hundred Heroines 2018

Three Honourable Mentions (Fine Art, Special Effects, Advertising/Conceptual) for Surreal Fashion & Birth Undisturbed in IPA Lucie Awards 2018

Final 39 Shortlist, Kuala Lumpur Portrait Prize, 2018

Shortlisted for the Hopper Prize, 2018

Honourable mention in Digital/Enhanced, Prix de Photographie 2018

Honourable mention in Fine Art, International Photographer of the Year 2017

Selected for Young Masters' Art Prize Tour, 2017

Surreal Fashion ‘Away with the Canaries’, gold medal, Trierenberg Super Circuit Austria, 2017

Surreal Fashion ‘Storm Door’, gold medal, Trierenberg Super Circuit Austria, 2017

Selected for Photo-Space month's solo exhibit space curated by Alternative Arts London, 2010

Honourable mention & exhibition ‘The Smothering’ at Art of Photography Show, San Diego, 2010

30 under 30 Women Photographers, Winner, 2010

Selected for Shots Magazine, May 2009

JUDGE:

UPCOMING: One Eyeland Awards 2020, Judge Fashion Category

Digital Camera Photographer of the Year, London 2010

Nikon I Am Photographer Awards, Tallinn, 2016

SE Center for Photography, North Carolina, Self-Portrait category, 2016




TALKS & EVENTS

UPCOMING: PHLOCK Keynote, Manchester, March 2020

Brighton University, July 2018

Brunel University, June 2018

Women’s Voices, RCOG London, Oct 2017

Story 'Carnival of Curiosity’, Nashville, Sep 2017

Speaker & judge at I Am Photographer Festival, Tallinn, Apr 2016

The Photography Show for G-Tech, NEC UK, Mar 2016

The Photography Show for Nikon, NEC UK, Mar 2015

Photokina for Nikon, Cologne, Sep 2014

Imaginative Fashion Photography, 3-day workshop live worldwide for Creative Live, Seattle, Mar 2014.

FRAMED Documentary Series, 2013

Photography Masters Conference Italy 2013

Norrlandsdagarna Sweden 2012

Keynote California Photo Festival 2012

PODAS/Phase One Workshop Weston Park 2011

Photokina 2010

Palm Springs Photo Festival 2010

Microsoft Pro Photo Summit & photowalks 2009

Focus On Imaging 2010

'Images' Le Hague Netherlands 2010

'An Evening with Miss Aniela' for Art of Photography Show Lyceum Theatre San Diego, 2010

Keynote speaker Photocamp UK 2009

Numerous self-produced Fashion Shoot Experience events worldwide 2010 - 2017 (London, NY, LA, Iceland, France, Italy, Spain)



BOOKS

‘Self Portrait Photography’ (2010) (Ilex / Pixiq)
‘Creative Portrait Photography’ (2011) (Ilex / Pixiq)


SELECTED MEDIA (For full see Press)

Telegraph Magazine, BBC World, RPS Heroines, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, LBC Radio, Fahrenheit Mexico, Elle Thailand, Alarm Chicago, The Metro, The Sun, Plastik Magazine, Normal Magazine, Saatchi Art One to Watch (2010, 2017)