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 Whitehot, 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 author of the experimental novella Zen Psychosis (2020, Griffith Moon), 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.

“The Los Angeles-based art critic, curator, and now author has taken scenes from her unconscious and transposed them into something tangible and inventive.” -- Bree Castillo in FLAUNT Magazine.

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

ZEN PSYCHOSIS is a work of oneiric fiction, a memoir culled from dreams.

Written by Shana Nys Dambrot.

Pinhole photography by Osceola Refetoff.

Released January 2020 by Griffith Moon Publishing.