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 more than 700 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, and is currently writing the book, Mark and Jan Hilbert: A Love Story, about the founders of the Hilbert Museum.
Living in Southern California, she writes for: Los Angeles Times, KCET Artbound, Artillery magazine, Art and Cake, Irvine Weekly, LA Weekly, OC Art Blog, Visual Art Source and International Association of Art Critics.
She has written for: Art Ltd. magazine, ArtScene magazine, artsNantucket, Blue Door Magazine, Coast, Fabrik magazine, HuffPost, Laguna Beach Art Patron magazine, Los Angeles Review of Books, OC Metro, OC Register Magazine, Orange Coast, Orange County Register, Premiere OC, Women in the Arts, California Art Club and many others.
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
- Spotlight Orange County
- Works on Paper: The Collection of Cheech Marin at the Muzeo
- Yevgeniya Mikhailik at Grand Central Art Center
- Gabriella Sanchez: Partial Pictures at MOLAA
- IMCA Exhibition: Radiant Impressions
- Laguna Art Museum Exhibition: Hymns to Silence
- OCCCA Exhibition: Contextualizing the Abstract Art Genre
- Send in the Clowns: Wayne Thiebaud’s Imaginative and Approachable New Exhibition
- The City of Irvine and the Larger SoCal as Seen Through a Transcendent Lens
- Bradford Salamon; Creating Soulful Portraits
- Jorg Dubin: Artist of Conviction
- 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
- Art And Activism: How Environmental Art Projects Helped Save Laguna Beach
- Chicana Writing Avatar Sarah Rafael García Moves Forward with Her Rolling Bookstore
- Profile of MacArthur genius grant winner Elizabeth Turk
- Natasha Shoro: Evoking the Splendor of Nature
- Tony DeLap, Former UCI Art Professor and Groundbreaking Artist, Dies at Age 91
- 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
- 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
Selected articles, profiles, reviews (2017-2021)
Selected articles, profiles, reviews (2000-2017)
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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