Shana Nys Dambrot is an art critic, curator, and author based in Downtown LA. She is the Arts Editor for the LA Weekly, and a contributor to Flaunt, Art and Cake, Artillery, Palm Springs Life.
She studied Art History at Vassar College, writes essays for books and 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 is a member of ArtTable and the LA Press Club, and sits on the Boards of Art Share-LA and the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art, the Advisory Council of Building Bridges Art Exchange, and the Brain Trust of Some Serious Business.
Maasai Mara National Park, Kenya, 2014 - Photo by Osceola Refetoff
January 2018: Your Daily Photograph "The New Pictorialists"
December 2017: Gallery Also "Mistakes" curated by Sarah Elise Abramson.
February 2015: Gabba Gallery "Curate This (Part Deux)" examined the personal art work of curators and other art-world professionals who aren't known for being artists. I showed three photographs. The show was reviewed in DiversionsLA.
Summer 2014: Excerpts from my fictional memoir Zen Psychosis were published in Gordy Grundy's GEN F anthology.
September 2013: Exhibiting Artist, Sense & Sensibility, Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery
December 2013: Exhibiting Artist, The Instagram Art Show, Melrose Light Space