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 the merging of art with nature, of art with science, environmental art and California Scene Painting, among numerous other art related topics. She dialogues 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 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: Los Angeles Times, KCET Artbound, Artillery magazine, Art and Cake, Irvine Weekly, LA Weekly, OC Art Blog, Premiere OC and Visual Art Source.
She has written for: Art Ltd. magazine, ArtScene magazine, artsNantucket, Coast, Fabrik magazine, HuffPost, Laguna Beach Art Patron magazine, Los Angeles Review of Books, OC Metro, OC Register Magazine, Orange Coast, Orange County Register, OC Weekly, Women in the Arts, California Art Club and many others.
She was Project Manager/Contributor of “Laguna Canyon Project: Refining Artivism,” published in 2018 by Laguna Wilderness Press. She is an International Association of Art Critics member, and an SGI-USA Buddhism member.
Selected OC Press Club award-winning articles, 2015-2019
- UCI’s Treasure Trove of California Art, in the LA Times
- Laguna Beach in the Sixties
- Sandow Birk: Re-contextualizing the California Experience
- The Roots of Radical Art at University of California, Irvine
- Healing Through Art: PTSD Survival Stories
- Helen Lundeberg
- Sarah Rafael García’s Santa Ana Fairy Tales
- Works on Paper: The Collection of Cheech Marin at the Muzeo
- Yevgeniya Mikhailik at Grand Central Art Center
- The 2020 Festival Of Arts Starts A New Chapter For This 88-Year-Old OC Tradition
- Profile of MacArthur genius grant winner Elizabeth Turk
- Tomas Ochoa, Museum of Latin American Art
- Natasha Shoro: Evoking the Splendor of Nature
- Tony DeLap, Former UCI Art Professor and Groundbreaking Artist, Dies at Age 91
- Kevin Staniec: Artistic Renaissance Man
- Jerry Mandel: An Impresario For All Seasons
- The Orange County Great Park: A Grand Vision Gone Awry
- Corn Man: A Mexican-Inspired Animistic Sculpture, Otis College, L.A.
- Santa Ana’s Artists Village: The Pros and Cons of Gentrification
- California Scene Painting
- Helen Pashgian: Golden Ratio
- Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) 54-Year History
- Back to Iraq, review of the opera, Fallujah, Long Beach Opera Co.
- Jessica Rath: A Better Nectar, Cal State Long Beach
- Armory Show Legacy Benefits Museum of Modern Art
- Lita Albuquerque performance and installation, Laguna Art Museum
- SoCal’s Best Kept Secret, Laguna Art Museum
- LA Raw, Pasadena Museum of California Art
- Judith Brust profile
- Maggie Taylor’s Surrealistic Dreamscapes
- Richard Diebenkorn, Orange County Museum of Art
- Pacific Standard Time
- Art in the Streets, MOCA, L.A.
- Josh Agle profile
- Elizabeth Armstrong profile
- Reeling them in: The Crab Cooker’s Bob Roubian is as popular as his Balboa Peninsula Eatery
Selected articles, profiles, reviews
Selected archived articles, profiles, reviews
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