Shana Nys Dambrot is an art critic, curator, and author based in Los Angeles. Formerly Managing Editor at Flavorpill, more recently LA CANVAS Art + Books Editor, L.A. Editor for WhiteHot Magazine,Contributing Editor for Art Ltd., and Art Editor for VS Magazine, based in NYC. Her writing additionally appears in publications including the L.A. Weekly, Bluecanvas, and has appeared in Modern Painters, Art Review, Artweek, ARTnews, the Believer, tema celeste, Angeleno, Art Asia Pacific, Coagula, and Juxtapoz. Her monthly art essay, Urban Scrawl, lives at, where she tries to revive the temporarily misplaced art of the long-form zeitgeisty think-piece. She is also published in a large number of exhibition catalogs and artist-monograph essays, curates a small number of gallery exhibitions each year.

Her piece in the Huffington Post reviews the current “Water Works” exhibition at Porch Gallery Ojai.