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.

The award winning art and cultural journalist grew up in the NYC area, and haunted the city’s museums, particularly MoMA, as a teenager. She worked in general journalism, touring museums in her spare time. She later moved to Southern California and 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, Art Ltd. magazine, ArtScene, Laguna Beach Art Magazine, Premiere OC and other publications.

She has written for: artsNantucket, Coast, The Huffington Post, Los Angeles Review of Books, 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), to be published in the summer of 2017.

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).

(Enjoy her recent article: Sarah Rafael García Captures Santa Ana’s History and Gentrification Through Fairy Tales.)

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

Selected archived articles, profiles, reviews

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

SGI-USA Buddhist and International Association of Art Critics member

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