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.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.)
Selected articles, profiles, reviews
- Frank Romero: Dreamland review, Museum of Latin American Art
- Frida Kahlo: Her Photos review, Bowers Museum
- California Scene Painting
- Helen Pashgian review, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach
- Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) 54-Year History
- Sawdust Art Festival Facade: origins of this whimsical creation
- Uncertainty, science meets art, ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena
- Perspectives on the evolution of Modern Art
- Women Artists at the Hilbert Museum
- Back to Iraq, review of the opera, Fallujah, Long Beach Opera Co.
- Vitality & Verve: In the Third Dimension, Long Beach Museum of Art
- Downtown Laguna Beach
- Jessica Rath: A Better Nectar review, Cal State Long Beach
- Profile of MacArthur genius grant winner Elizabeth Turk
- Lita Albuquerque performance and installation, Laguna Art Museum
- Orange County, CA area art museums and galleries
- Paul Sarkisian and Peter Sarkisian, Orange County Museum of Art
- Crosscurrents in LA Painting and Sculpture, the Getty Museum
- SoCal’s Best Kept Secret, Laguna Art Museum
- LA Raw, Pasadena Museum of California Art
- David Trulli: In Broad Daylight, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica
Selected archived articles, profiles, reviews
- Judith Brust profile
- BC Space story
- Maggie Taylor’s Surrealistic Dreamscapes
- Richard Diebenkorn review
- Pacific Standard Time
- Weegee at MOCA
- Art in the Streets
- Josh Agle profile
- Elizabeth Armstrong profile
- Bob Roubian of The Crab Cooker
- Tony DeLap profile
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