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Shana Nys Dambrot

Shana Nys Dambrot

Shana Nys Dambrot is an art critic, curator, and author based in Los Angeles. She is currently L.A. editor for Whitehot Magazine, contributing editor to Art Ltd., and a contributor to KCET’s Artbound, Flaunt, Huffington Post, The Creators Project, Vs. Magazine, Palm Springs Life, Montage, Desert Magazine, L.A. Review of Books, and Porter & Sail. She studied art history at Vassar College, writes loads of essays for art books and exhibition catalogs, curates and/or juries a few exhibitions each year, sometimes exhibits her photography and publishes short fiction, and speaks in public at galleries, schools, and cultural institutions nationally. An account of her activities is sometimes updated at sndx.net.

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Artbound

Ten Seasons of Evolution and Revolution on 'Artbound'

From the beginning, the DNA of “Artbound” has been about democratization, not only in terms of access to more contemporary arts-based programs but about diversifying that content itself in meaningful ways. Follow its journey through ten seasons.
 Ching Ching Cheng, "Letting Go" series | Courtesy of the artist
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Artbound

Motherhood Opens Artist Eyes to New, Exciting Materials

There’s a long and glorious tradition of artists turning to their immediate surroundings for the materials with which to make their work. So when an artist becomes a parent, specifically a mom, why not expect the same kinds of investigations?
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Artbound

Travel to California's Paleoindian Past Inside a Military Base

The greatest (meaning both the largest and the best preserved) concentration of Native American rock art in the country is only about a hundred miles north of Los Angeles. It's in China Lake Naval Base. And that’s where things get interesting.
Albert Bierstadt, Among the Sierra Nevada, California, 1868 | Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Helen Huntington Hull, granddaughter of William Brown Dinsmore, who acquired the painting in 1873 for "The Locusts," the family estate County, NY.
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Artbound

From Bierstadt to Bob Ross: How Landscape Painting Re-Imagined the American West

Before the golden age of Hollywood Westerns, the mythology and allure of the American West was portrayed by dedicated, skilled landscape painters. Their legacy continues today.
Catherine Ruane's "Constantine" barbed wire pinning back desert blossoms | Courtesy of the artist
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Artbound

Nature's Ways Inspired These Complex Works

Meet the artists who have set themselves on botanical time, creating intricate works that do more than look pretty.
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Artbound

Desert X: Land Art at the Edge of the City

Nearly half of Desert X happens “in town” or on its adjacent fringes, as opposed to the mythical and rather apocryphal “open” or “empty” desert.
Love, Omid Sariri Ajili, digital photograph, 2012. Courtesy of the artist.
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Artbound

Portraits of Diversity: Spotlighting the International Iranian Community

In Los Angeles, a pair of exhibitions tied to Iranian heritage showcase artists who live and work all over the world.
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Art Journalism in the Trump Era

Art, at its best, is passionately engaged in a fundamental conversation about the world. What writers can do is build a bridge between artists and audiences, facilitating communication and encouraging a shared experience.
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Artbound

It's Opening in 2020, But You Can Preview Downtown L.A.'s Main Museum This Weekend

Scheduled to open in 2020, the Main Museum of Los Angeles Art will occupy three buildings in the heart of downtown's historic core.
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Artbound

This Family of Mexican Printmakers Changed the Art World

From Ruscha to Baldessari, Bourgeois to Tamayo, many artists’ most popular works have been made at Los Angeles landmark Mixografia which is operated by the Remba family.
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