Shulamit Nazarian, Gallery Owner & Director
Shulamit Nazarian has an extensive background in arts, architecture and philanthropy. She first conceived of Shulamit Gallery in 2006 and recently expanded to her Venice location. Born in Teheran, Shulamit immigrated to the United States, where she studied architecture at University of Southern California and then completed her degree at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Upon graduating, she returned to Los Angeles where she worked at Wilson & Associates, an internationally acclaimed interior design firm. Shulamit has served on many boards; presently, she sits on the Milken Community High School Board of Trustees, the Art Advisory Board at the USC Hillel, Zimmer Children’s Museum YouThink Advisory Committee, Board of Trustees at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA), and supports events in Southern California for the Friends of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Los Angeles. She is an active member of the Fellows of Contemporary Arts, Santa Monica Museum, Artis and Art Table. Shulamit is also a supporter of arts and education in the Los Angeles community through her gallery’s non-profit entity, Shoe-LA.
Anne Hromadka, Co-Director
Anne Hromadka is the Co-Director of Shulamit Gallery and was appointed Foundation Arts Administrator of the Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation in early 2012. Prior to joining the Foundation staff, Anne directed a contemporary art gallery in the Culver City arts district and was an independent consultant for Hebrew Union College-Los Angeles. Additionally, she served as the Program Director for three years with the Jewish Arts Initiative (JAI), a regional nonprofit focused on supporting and advancing Jewish visual and performance artists. She was also the founder of Nu Art Projects; and in February 2011, she launched the Los Angeles SEDER Arts Micro-Grant, a recurring meal-based initiative that allows individuals from the community to become patrons of regional Jewish artists and to use the arts to engage Angelenos in unexpected ways. Anne was listed as a 2011 Big Jewcy and received a spot in the 2011 PresenTense (PT) Global Summit in Jerusalem due to the success of the SEDER Arts Micro-Grant. Her graduate work in Public Art Studies from the USC Roski School of Fine Arts and Hebrew Union College-JIR, LA School for Jewish Nonprofit Management, led her to envision new approaches to Jewish cultural engagement.
Sharón Zoldan, Associate Director
As a Los Angeles native, Sharón holds two degrees: one in Art History and another in Italian from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). During her college career, she co-founded GRAPHITE, a Los Angeles-based interdisciplinary journal on the arts, also serving as one of its editors. Concurrently, she also worked for Christie’s Auction House, as well as the Hammer Museum under Curator Allegra Pesenti. As a post-graduate, Sharón moved to Tel Aviv, where, until recently, she worked as a curator and gallery manager at several art spaces, exhibiting works by modern and contemporary Israeli artists. Within a developmental context, she worked with some of the nation’s high-level donors and collectors. Having lived abroad in several countries, including Italy, Spain, Costa Rica, and Israel, Sharón has truly solidified her scope on art and the value of travel and immersion. Her enthusiasm in the study of language and literature enables her to understand and articulate a wide variety of subject matter in its intended voice. Having returned to the States, Sharón hopes to act as a bridge between the network she has established in Israel and the roster she has fostered locally. In addition to her work at Shulamit Gallery, she helps to curate a series of art events for the West Coast Friends of the Israel Museum (AFIM) as chair of its young collectors group.