L.A. WEEKLY ARTS EDITOR (author page)


ZEN PSYCHOSIS is my debut NOVEL, out now in hardcover. It is a work of oneiric fiction, a novel culled from dreams, a surrealist memoir based on dream journals. Written by Shana Nys Dambrot. Pinhole photography by Osceola Refetoff.

Released January 2020 by Griffith Moon Publishing.

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Shana Nys Dambrot: Photo by EMS


Shana Nys Dambrot is an art critic, curator, and author based in Downtown LA. A contributor to the Village Voice, Flaunt, Artillery, and other culture publications, she was the Arts Editor for the L.A. Weekly from 2018-24. She studied Art History at Vassar College, curates and juries exhibitions, writes prolifically for exhibition catalogs and monographic publications, and speaks at galleries, schools, and cultural institutions nationally. She is the recipient of the 2022 & 2024 Mozaik Future Art Writers Prize, the 2022 Rabkin Prize for Art Criticism, and the LA Press Club National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Critic of the Year award for 2022.