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.

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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 Co-Chair of ArtTable's SoCal Chapter, is a member of the LA Press Club, and sits on the Board of Art Share-LA the Advisory Council of Building Bridges Art Exchange.


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