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.


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