Art & Cultural Journalist

Liz Goldner covers a broad range of subjects in her articles, profiles and reviews. She reports 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, of art with science, environmental art and 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.

She grew up in the NYC area, and haunted the city’s museums, particularly MoMA, as a teenager, worked in general journalism, touring museums in her spare time, and later moved to Southern California. In 2000, she fortuitously became the OC Metro (Orange County, CA magazine) 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, ArtScene magazine, Art and Cake (L.A. based contemporary art reviews), Laguna Beach Art Magazine, Orange Coast, Premiere OC and other publications.

She has written for: Art Ltd. magazine, artsNantucket, Coast, The Huffington Post, Los Angeles Review of Books, OC Metro, OC Register Magazine, Orange County Register, Women in the Arts, California Art Club and many others. She writes theater reviews, including The Monster Builder.

She is Project Manager of the book, Laguna Canyon Project: Refining Artivism to be published in the spring of 2018 by Laguna Wilderness Press. See preface to Laguna Canyon Project book.

In May 2016, she won three Orange County Press Club awards. First Place was for KCET Artbound: The Roots of Radical Art at University of California, Irvine. Second place was for KCET Artbound: 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 KCET Artbound: Laguna Beach in the Sixties. In May 2017, Laguna Beach in the Sixties article won a First Place award from the Orange County Press Club. (see image below). She also won from the Orange County Press Club, a Second Place award for KCET Artbound, Healing Through Art: PTSD Survival Stories: a First Place Award for Art Ltd., Perspectives on the Evolution of Modern Art; and a Second Place Award for ArtScene review, Helen Lundeberg.

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

Selected articles, profiles, reviews