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Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles
616 N La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Appointment Recommended
310 281 0961
Shulamit Nazarian opened her namesake gallery in Venice, CA in 2012 with a focus on artists from the greater Middle East. In 2016, Seth Curcio, Senior Director and Partner, joined Shulamit and together they expanded the gallery’s focus to include emerging, mid-career, and established artists whose interests challenge and illuminate current social and political issues through a lens of personal narrative. In 2017, the gallery relocated to a new building in Hollywood, located on La Brea Ave at Melrose Ave. The 6,000 square-foot facility spans two floors, featuring two exhibition spaces, a library, private offices and viewing rooms. 

The exhibition program at Shulamit Nazarian is dedicated to supporting artists’ growth and development by amplifying and concretizing their practice in public and private collections, biennials, and monographs. As the program evolves and expands, the gallery will foster deeper relationships and collaborations with its artists at all levels and will expand representation to reflect the rich and dynamic arts community of its hometown of Los Angeles and beyond. Shulamit Nazarian will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2022.

The gallery represents over fifteen artists, from the United States and abroad. Gallery artists have been the subjects of solo and group exhibitions in acclaimed museums throughout the world, and are held within many museum collections including California African American Museum, Los Angeles; Dallas Museum of Art; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City; Los Angeles County Museum of Art;  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Nasher Museum at Duke University, Durham, NC;  Pérez Art Museum Miami; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Seattle Art Museum; Studio Museum in Harlem; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and among many others.
Artists Represented:
Coady Brown
Maria A. Guzmán Capron
Amir H. Fallah
Daniel Gibson

Wendell Gladstone

Trenton Doyle Hancock

Reuven Israel

Annie Lapin

Ken Gun Min
Bridget Mullen

Fay Ray

Michael Stamm

Cammie Staros
Naama Tsabar

Summer Wheat

Wendy White
Tori Wrånes

Current Exhibition

Annie Lapin

Contours of the Vast

November 12, 2022 - December 17, 2022
Shulamit Nazarian is pleased to present Contours of the Vast, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Annie Lapin. This will be the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, on view from November 12 through December 17. Known for paintings that merge the art-historical genres of landscape, figuration, and abstraction, Lapin compresses geological space and time within a single picture plane to explore how both our bodies and minds shape the way we perceive the world. Initiating each painting with generous pours of paint and liquid graphite, Lapin’s abstract marks become the armature around which pictorial space is built. With figures often subsumed by the surrounding environment, vignettes from history collapse against flashes of the everyday, just as our memories and experiences continually come together to define culture. Although the body dematerializes in these imaginaries, Lapin poses this porousness as a relieving liberation. “There is a comfort in overcoming the vulnerability of our boundaries,” she shares. Contours of the Vast restages the cognitive processes we use to write history and define humanity, inviting us to reflect on the stories we tell every day.

Past Exhibitions

Trenton Doyle Hancock

Good Grief, Bad Grief

September 17, 2022 - October 29, 2022
Shulamit Nazarian is pleased to present Good Grief, Bad Grief, a solo exhibition by the Houston-based artist Trenton Doyle Hancock. This will be the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. Exploring a mythology that spans over twenty-five years, Hancock has created a cast of characters, a lexicon of symbols, and an evolving, non-linear narrative of epic proportion. Storytelling is at the root of the artist’s practice, drawing equally from the world of comics, film, art history, and religion. Employing his classic rough-and-tumble aesthetic, Hancock’s works often include richly textured surfaces composed through collage, drawing, painting, and found objects, such as bottle caps. Good Grief, Bad Grief builds on Hancock’s ever-expanding iconography, uniting several individual bodies of work and known characters—such as his alter ego Torpedo Boy and his classic Vegan antagonists. Developed from the artist’s celebrated Step and Screw series, these new works depict Hancock wrestling with ideas of self, the meaning of his own artwork, and prevalent systems of power and oppression in America. These works speak defiantly to many of our nation’s deepest and darkest histories, shining a light on good and evil, and the gray in between.

Charles Snowden

Senescent Stone

September 17, 2022 - October 29, 2022
Shulamit Nazarian is pleased to present Senescent Stone, a new series of free-standing and wall-based ceramics by Los Angeles-based artist Charles Snowden. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Using symbolic imagery from antiquity and everyday life, Snowden’s ceramic sculptures reflect on the cycles of life and death. Invoking ancient rituals, he recasts apotropaic objects—protective forms intended to ward off threats of evil or harm—with imagery from nature. Senescence refers to the process of deterioration with age, indicating the loss of a cell’s power for division or growth. With the garden as a site for the investigation of mortality and clay as a material synonymous with the body, Senescent Stone reinterprets historical imagery as a vehicle for understanding the temporal nature of our existence. The exhibition weaves together references to domestic spaces and gardens—including architecture, the body, plants, and a variety of imagined creatures—with specific rituals. With symbols of metamorphosis, growth, deterioration, and decay throughout, the artist presents existential imagery with mystery and humor. Snowden shares, “I imagine possibilities within the relationships between the human, non-human and by extension non-living world to cultivate experiences that feel regenerative and playful, yet melancholic.”

Coady Brown, Maria A. Guzmán Capron, Katie Dorame, Amir H. Fallah, Daniel Gibson, Wendell Gladstone, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Reuven Israel, Manal Kara, Annie Lapin, Ken Gun Min, Bridget Mullen, Fay Ray, Charles Snowden, Michael Stamm, Cammie Staros, Naama Tsabar, Summer Wheat, Wendy White, Tori Wrånes, and Mikey Yates


July 9, 2022 - August 27, 2022
Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles is pleased to present 10 YEARS, a special group exhibition celebrating this milestone anniversary for the gallery. To mark the anniversary, founder Shula Nazarian and co-owner Seth Curcio have selected works by more than twenty artists from the gallery’s program. The exhibition will be on view from July 9 – August 27, 2022. A day-long opening, with many of the artists in attendance, will take place on Saturday, July 9th from 2 – 6pm. Shula Nazarian says, “10 YEARS, proudly unites the artwork of each gallery artist within the context of a single exhibition. While we look back and consider the accomplishments of both the gallery and our artists over this past decade, we also look to our future with the addition of several artists that are new to the gallery, placing the next generation of artists in dialogue with those that have long been pillars to the creative development of our shared space. This inclusive presentation underscores the gallery’s belief that artists have the unique ability to help us understand the most pressing issues of our day and to illuminate new pathways for tomorrow.”