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 Tehran, 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.