Art & Cultural Journalist

Liz Goldner, an award-winning art and cultural journalist, covers a broad range of subjects in her articles, profiles and reviews. She has reported on artists — from figurative to conceptual, to Light and Space, to graffiti. She writes articles on healing PTSD through art, on the merging of art with nature, and of art with science, on environmental art, and on California Scene Painting, among numerous other art related topics. She derives great joy from dialoguing with artists, art lovers and arts administrators in interviews, on studio visits and at the many exhibitions she attends.

Liz haunted NYC museums, particularly MoMA, as a teenager, and later worked in general journalism, touring museums in her spare time. In 2000, she fortuitously became the OC Metro art columnist, and soon graduated to reviewing art for many other publications.

Main Beach Laguna (2014) from “Downtown Laguna Beach” article

Living in Laguna Beach, she writes about artists, art trends, art administrators, exhibitions and venues in Laguna, Southern California and nationwide for: KCET Artbound, Artillery magazine, Los Angeles Review of Books, Art Ltd. magazine, ArtScene, Laguna Beach Art Magazine, Premiere OC and other publications.

She has written for artsNantucket, Coast, The Huffington Post, OC Metro, OC Register Magazine, Orange Coast, Orange County Register, Women in the Arts, California Art Club and many others. She is project manager/editor of Laguna Canyon Project: Refining Artivism (see image at bottom of page).

In May 2016, she won three Orange County Press Club awards. First Place was for KCET: The Roots of Radical Art at University of California, Irvine. Second place was for KCET: Sandow Birk: Re-contextualizing the California Experience. Third place was for Art Ltd., Alien She exhibition at OCMA review.

In November 2016, she was a finalist for a Los Angeles Press Club National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award for her KCET Artbound article, Laguna Beach in the Sixties (see image below).

The Happening Encampment (1970) from “Laguna Beach in the Sixties” article

Selected articles, profiles, reviews

Manzanita Anthers (2015) from Jessica Rath: A Better Nectar review, Cal State Long Beach

Selected archived articles, profiles, reviews

The Tell (1989) excerpts from the book, Laguna Canyon Project: Refining Artivism

Member, International Association of Art Critics and SGI-USA Buddhist.

(Image at Top of Page: Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Untitled [Vase of Flowers], 1924-25, collection OCMA)

(Photo credits: Main Beach Laguna by Tom Lamb. The Happening Encampment, Manzanita Anthers, The Tell by Mark Chamberlain.)