L.A. WEEKLY ARTS EDITOR (author page)

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, an award-winning member of the LA Press Club, and a recipient of the 2022 Mozaik Future Art Writers Prize. She sits on the Board of Art Share-LA the Advisory Council of Building Bridges Art Exchange.


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.

Follow us on IG @zenpsychosis for news, readings, signings, events, and more.

Shana Nys Dambrot: Photo by EMS




Named one of the BEST BOOKS OF 2020 by