Liz Goldner

Liz Goldner at L.A. Press Club

Liz Goldner, an Orange County based art writer, grew up outside of New York, often visiting the city's museums, particularly MoMA, the Whitney and the Met. She also developed a passion for the news and politics as a child, having read the New York Times from an early age.

She has worked in journalism in New York City, Connecticut and Southern California, often writing about art. In 2000, she became the art critic for OC Metro, an Orange County based magazine, and soon began covering art for many other publications, often addressing the relationship of art to social issues and politics.

In May 2016, she won two Orange County Press Club awards for Artbound articles: First Place, Best Arts/Culture Story, Digital, for “The Roots of Radical Art at University of California, Irvine,” and Second Place for “Sandow Birk: Re-contextualizing the California Experience.” In May 2017, she won two more OC Press Club awards for Artbound articles: First Place, Best Arts/Culture Story or Review, Advocacy Journalism, for “Laguna Beach in the Sixties: A Colony for the Arts,” and Second Place, Best Feature Story, Advocacy Journalism for Healing Through Art: PTSD Survival Stories.”

Publications her work has appeared in include: Artillery, ArtScene, Art Ltd., Premiere OC, Laguna Beach Art Magazine, and has written for Orange Coast, The Los Angeles Review of Books. The Huffington Post, Women in the Arts and OC Register Magazine. She is co-writing a book on the Laguna Canyon Project with partner, Mark Chamberlain to be published in 2017.