Shana Nys Dambrot is an art critic, curator, and author based in Downtown LA. She is the Arts Editor for the L.A. Weekly, and a contributor to Flaunt, Art & Cake, and Artillery. She studied Art History at Vassar College, writes book and catalog essays, curates and juries exhibitions, is a dedicated Instagram photographer and is the author of the experimental novella Zen Psychosis (2020, Griffith Moon). She speaks at galleries, schools, and cultural institutions nationally, and is a member of ArtTable and the LA Press Club, and sits on the Boards of Art Share-LA and the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art, the Advisory Council of Building Bridges Art Exchange, and the Brain Trust of Some Serious Business.


My first novel is out now! Watch this space for news about upcoming readings, talks, live-streams and other pleasures.

ZEN PSYCHOSIS is a work of oneiric fiction, a novel culled from dreams. Written by Shana Nys Dambrot. Pinhole photography by Osceola Refetoff.

Released January 2020 by Griffith Moon Publishing.


Photo by EMS

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