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 currently LA Editor for Whitehot Magazine and a contributor to KCET’s Artbound, as well as HuffPost, Creators (Vice Media), Fabrik, Art and Cake, 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 serves on the Board of Art Share-LA, 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.