Art & Cultural Journalist

Liz Goldner haunted NYC museums, particularly MoMA, as a teenager, and later worked in general journalism, covering food, fashion, business, touring museums in her spare time. In 2000, she became the OC Metro art columnist, and soon graduated to reviewing art for several other publications. When appropriate, she addresses in her writing the relationship of art to social and political issues.

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., 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 and many others. She is co-writing a book on the Laguna Canyon Project.

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.

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

Sawdust Art Festival, East Facade (2016) from The Sawdust Facade article

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, Sawdust Art Festival by Mark Chamberlain.)