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.
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 Art and Living, Coast, the Huffington Post, Laguna Beach Magazine, Orange Coast, Orange County Register, OC Register Magazine, Riviera and Women in the Arts. She is also writing 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 nominated for a Los Angeles Press Club National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award for her KCET Artbound article, Laguna Beach in the Sixties.
Additional articles, profiles, reviews
- Back to Iraq: review of the opera, “Fallujah”
- Victor Hugo Zayas: “The River Paintings,” Museum of Latin American Art
- “Vitality & Verve: In the Third Dimension,” Long Beach Museum of Art
- “Text,” exhibition at PYO Gallery LA, Los Angeles
- Marcia Hafif: “From the Inventory,” Laguna Art Museum
- Elizabeth Turk Profile
- Lita Albuquerque performance and installation, Laguna Art Museum
- Report: “Spotlight: Orange County”
- “Paul Sarkisian and Peter Sarkisian,” Orange County Museum of Art
- “Crosscurrents in LA Painting and Sculpture,” the Getty Museum
- “UCI and the Development of Contemporary Art,” Laguna Art Museum
- “Creating the Great Picture,” Culver Center of the Arts
- Richard Jackson: “Ain’t Painting a Pain,” Orange County Museum of Art
- Reflections on the 1913 New York Armory Show
Archived articles, profiles, reviews
- Art in the Streets Review
- Bob Roubian of The Crab Cooker
- Downtown Laguna Beach Report
- Elizabeth Armstrong Profile
- Jana Cruder Photo Essay
- Jon Serl Profile
- Joost de Jonge Profile
- Josh Agle Profile
- Judith Brust Profile
- Maggie Taylor’s Surrealistic Dreamscapes
- Pacific Standard Time Report
- Richard Diebenkorn Review
- Sawdust Art Festival Facade Architect
- Tom and Lisa Dowling Profile
- Tony DeLap Profile
- Weegee at MOCA Review