Lorena Kalaja was born in Tirana, Albania and began taking painting lessons at the age of six. After pursuing her calling at the Children’s Center in Tirana she won the right to study at the Artistic High School “Jordan Misja” and later on complete the Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Academy of Arts in Tirana. During her studies in Tirana she participated in a few exchange programs in Germany which exposed her works and the new artist with contemporary European works.
After she completed the studies in Tirana she moved to New York in 2007 and after some time of finding herself she decided to pursue and completed the Masters of Fine Arts in Studio Art at the City University of New York – Herbert H. Lehman College. Under the guidance of a few professionals at the College of Art and being surrounded by the contemporary art life of New York City she is expanding her experience through multiple exhibitions in Europe and USA.