Art & Cultural Journalist
Liz Goldner writes about a broad range of subjects in her articles, profiles and reviews, while elucidating art styles, including figurative, conceptual, Light and Space and Chicano art. Her articles cover socially conscious art, environmental art, the merging of art with science, California Scene Painting and California Impressionism, among other art related topics.
She addresses the synergy between artists, artwork and the creative process, and the connections of art styles and movements to current trends. She dialogues with artists, art lovers and arts administrators in interviews, on studio visits and at exhibitions.
Since 2000, she has published nearly 1,000 art reviews, critiques, profiles and articles in newspapers, newsletters, magazines, and in her previous online blog, Contemporary Art Dialogue.
Since 2016, she has won 15 arts journalism awards from the Orange County Press Club, including seven First Place awards. She was nominated for a National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award from the Los Angeles Press Club.
She has co-written five books, was Project Manager/Contributor of the book, Laguna Canyon Project: Refining Artivism (2018), published by Laguna Wilderness Press.
Living in Southern California, she has written for: Art and Cake, Art Ltd. magazine, ArtScene magazine, Artillery magazine, artsNantucket, Blue Door Magazine, Coast, Fabrik magazine, HuffPost, Irvine Weekly, KCET Artbound, LA Weekly, Laguna Beach Art Patron magazine, Los Angeles Review of Books, Los Angeles Times, OC Art Blog, OC Metro, OC Weekly, OC Register Magazine, Orange Coast, Orange County Register, Premiere OC, San Diego Magazine, San Diego Union-Tribune, Visual Art Source, Women in the Arts, California Art Club and others.
Liz Goldner also publishes in The Democracy Chain, is in Voyage LA, is an International Association of Art Critics member, has a page on Muck Rack and is an SGI-USA Buddhism member.
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Selected OC Press Club award-winning articles (2015-2021)
- The Resonant Surface Explores Musicality in Visual Art
- Matthew Rolston: Art People, The Pageant Portraits
- 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
- Exhibition addressing the shifting geology of Palos Verdes Peninsula at Angels Gate Cultural Center
- The Bruton Sisters at Langson IMCA
- The Abiding Value of Art Writing in The Democracy Chain
- Fernando Botero: El Maestro at MOLAA
- De la Torre Brothers Exhibition at Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art and Culture
- Diego Rivera’s America at SFMOMA in Artillery magazine
- Retracing the 60-Year History of OCMA
- Alexis Smith represents the power and potential of self realization in San Diego Union-Tribune
- Navigating the Timken Collection
- Moments of Universal Beauty in Shared Light Exhibition at the Great Park
- Niki de Saint Phalle in the 1960s
- Alice Neel retrospective casts fresh light on the way her relationships and philosophy shaped her approach to portraiture
- Rebecca Campbell: Painting Feminine Power
- A Haunting Film at UC Irvine is not for the Faint of Heart
- Artist Bradford Salamon’s Evolving Vision
- Jesse Arms Botke’s Murals and Paintings Evoke a Tropical World Filled with Birds and Flora
- Sanford Biggers exhibition of 50 painted and embellished quilts
- Conflict Into Poetry, Disorientation Into Art at UC Irvine
- Judy Baca at MOLAA
- Henrietta Berk at the Hilbert Museum
- Tristan Eaton: All At Once at Long Beach Museum
- Gabriella Sanchez: Partial Pictures at MOLAA
- IMCA Exhibition: Radiant Impressions
- OCCCA Exhibition: Contextualizing the Abstract Art Genre
- The City of Irvine and the Larger SoCal as Seen Through a Transcendent Lens
- A Radical Approach to Teaching Art: Looking Back at the UCI Art Department in its Founding Years
- Artist Profile: Sculptor Márton Váró
- Marie Thibeault: Views of the Harbor
- Chicana Writing Avatar Sarah Rafael García Moves Forward with Her Rolling Bookstore
- Tony DeLap, Former UCI Art Professor and Groundbreaking Artist, Dies at Age 91
- 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
Selected articles, profiles, reviews (2017-2023)
Selected articles, profiles, reviews (2000-2017)
- 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
- LA Raw, Pasadena Museum of California Art
- Maggie Taylor’s Surrealistic Dreamscapes
- 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
Photo credits: Main Beach Laguna by Tom Lamb; The Happening Encampment, Manzanita Anthers and The Tell by Mark Chamberlain
Image at Top of Page: Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Untitled [Vase of Flowers], 1924-25, collection OCMA. See Circles of Influence for more information.
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