Maasai Mara National Park, Kenya, 2014 - Photo by Osceola Refetoff


Shana Nys Dambrot is an art critic, curator, and author based in Downtown LA. She is LA Editor for Whitehot Magazine and a contributor to KCET’s Artbound, as well as HuffPost, Vice, Flaunt, Fabrik, Art and Cake, Artillery, Juxtapoz, ALTA Journal of California, Palm Springs Life, and Porter & Sail. She studied Art History at Vassar College, writes loads of essays for  books and exhibition catalogs, curates and juries a few exhibitions each year, is a dedicated Instagram photographer and author of experimental short fiction, and speaks at galleries, schools, and cultural institutions nationally. She sits on the Boards of Art Share-LA and the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Advisory Council of Building Bridges Art Exchange.


Both my Main Museum and Mixografia stories on KCET's Artbound appeared in the top ten art stories of the year (2016).


I was honored to be included in the special MOAH/Eric Minh Swenson project dedicated to portraits of Los Angeles Art Stars -- who all happened to be ladies! (Spring 2016)

FASHIONISTAS FIGHT BACK! at OCCCA Santa Ana was reviewed in The LA Times. (November 2015)

The Scripps Annual Ceramic Exhibition (for which I wrote the catalog essay) was reviewed in Art Ltd's March issue.

I joined the ADC Building Bridges Advisory Board. It's a huge honor, and I can't wait to start sharing more exciting news.

I was interviewed by a very talented journalism major, for a Campus Times profile on friend of this page, the intrepid ocean-going painter Danielle Eubank.


Vice named me a Top 5 Art Mind to Watch in 2016.


I was featured in a Very Short List of LA creative muses curated by Timur Bekbosunov.