Liz Ohanesian
Liz Ohanesian

Liz Ohanesian writes about art, pop culture, music and, sometimes, a combination of the three. Her work has appeared in L.A. Weekly, Los Angeles Magazine, Hi-Fructose and a number of other publications. She lives in Los Angeles.

Website: beatique.net
Recent Articles
Rob Sato's 'Memory Maps'
Rob Sato's 'Memory Maps'
Rob Sato layers personal, historical, and fictional elements into his imagery that touch on themes of memory and time.
Inside the Clark Library's Immense Oscar Wilde Collection
Inside the Clark Library's Immense Oscar Wilde Collection
An exhaustive archive of literary hero and icon of LGBT rights Oscar Wilde is growing at UCLA's William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
Stephanie Inagaki's Intimate Portraits
Stephanie Inagaki's Intimate Portraits
With charcoal, watercolor, and washi paper, Stephanie Inagaki's "Pillars" is a celebration of the feminine divine portrayed through portraits.
Alice Bag's Portraits of the Los Angeles Punk Scene
Alice Bag's Portraits of the Los Angeles Punk Scene
With her portraits of members of L.A.'s early punk rock scene, Alice Bag brings to light parts of L.A. punk history that have long been ignored.
From Groo to MAD Magazine: The Cartoons of Sergio Aragones
From Groo to MAD Magazine: The Cartoons of Sergio Aragones
Sergio Aragones is one of the icons of cartoon art. A contributor to MAD Magazine since the 1960s, Aragones continues to attend comic book conventions around the county.
Womanthology and the Comic Book Industry
Womanthology and the Comic Book Industry
The contributions of women to comic books are often ignored. "Womanthology" is part of a feminist movement emerging in the comic book world.
Art Becomes Pop Culture at Comic-Con
Art Becomes Pop Culture at Comic-Con
Art inhabits an unusual space at regional Comic-Cons. Certain genres of art -- from fantasy to pop surrealism to designer toys -- have long had a home at the convention.
Heather Flood's Punk Architecture
Heather Flood's Punk Architecture
"Punk'd," a new experimental installation by artist Heather Flood, references punk culture and the woven patterns of tartans, which have been used to identify a person's lineage.
John Wiese Documents Sound with Video
John Wiese Documents Sound with Video
John Wiese often uses silence in his videos as a means to evoke sound, forcing his audience out of the passive listening experience.
Scratching the Surface: Street Art Stars on Museum Walls
Scratching the Surface: Street Art Stars on Museum Walls
ESMoA, a free "art laboratory" in El Segundo, in connection with the Getty Research Institute, is in the midst of "Scratch," a juxtaposition of street art and rare books.
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