Evan Senn
Evan Senn

Evan is the Editor in Chief of Inland Empire Weekly and is one of the two Rogue Art Historians who started Rogue Art Research & Writing (RARW). Raised in Los Angeles, Evan received her M.A. in Art History from Cal State Fullerton in 2011 and her B.A. from Loyola Marymount University. Her writing specializes in localized burgeoning art, with an emphasis in low brow. Evan also writes freelance for many publications including OC Register, Artillery, ArtScene and Juxtapoz. Evan cannot stay still for very long, and traverses across the LA, OC, and Inland Empire counties regularly, exploring and enjoying all that her So Cal home has to offer.

Website: evansenn.com/
Q&A

LOCATION: South Bay/Orange County

WEBSITE: http://roguearthistorian.tumblr.com/, http://www.ocartblog.com/, http://artillerymag.com/

INSPIRATION: Vivid and interesting color palettes, taxidermy, illegal art, ambient noise rock, classic cars, Americana roots music, love, kittens, and the beach.

FAVORITE PLACE TO GET AWAY IN MY AREA: The beach!

ARTIST/CREATIVE YOU’D WANT TO HAVE LUNCH WITH: Egon Schiele

FAVORITE TATTOO: My black and gray dissected bunny rabbit tattoo on my left forearm.

MOST OVER-HYPED ARTIST: Damien Hirst

PERFECT SOUNDTRACK FOR WRITING: the 180 Degrees South soundtrack.

WHY I LOVE WHERE I LIVE: Perfect climate, the smell of fish and smog everywhere I go, how the ocean humbles me while inspiring me; and lastly, when I forget where I am, I can look up, wherever I may be, and see the tall, swaying palm trees, keeping watch over me and whispering in the breeze, and I know I'm home.

ART YOU MAKE (IF YOU MAKE ANY...): Surrealist, de-constructivist, brightly colored paintings and drawings. Oh, and the art I make with words.

Recent Articles
The Rise of the Independents: Upstart SoCal Music Fests
The Rise of the Independents: Upstart SoCal Music Fests
Large music festivals like Coachella have inspired a growth in independent festivals in L.A. to offer alternative options for underground music and art aficionados.
Mirror Mirror Project: Creating Connections Between Artists and Homeless Youth
Mirror Mirror Project: Creating Connections Between Artists and Homeless Youth
The Mirror Mirror Project engages both professional artists and homeless youth to create art and relationships.
The Color Couple: Gary Lang and Ruth Pastine
The Color Couple: Gary Lang and Ruth Pastine
Ojai-based Gary Lang and Ruth Pastine are both abstract painters, with practices that revolve around color theory and the study of time.
Drawing Big: Sumi Ink Club
Drawing Big: Sumi Ink Club
The Sumi Ink Club invites the world to join in and draw together to produce a publicly owned large-scale piece of art as the finished product.
Long Live L.A.: Bringing Video Art and Public Health Awareness to Mass Transit
Long Live L.A.: Bringing Video Art and Public Health Awareness to Mass Transit
"Long Live LA" is a multimedia program by 6 contemporary media artists to create 35 collaborative video works that address the major public health issues in L.A. County.
Samira Yamin and the Craft of Consciousness
Samira Yamin and the Craft of Consciousness
Iranian-American artist Samira Yamin's work hints of feelings of separation and isolation inspired by her experience as a child of the Iranian diaspora .
Photo L.A. Celebrates 23 Years of Image-Making
Photo L.A. Celebrates 23 Years of Image-Making
This year, photo l.a. -- Los Angeles' only major photographic art fair -- celebrates its 23rd year of bringing contemporary and historical photography to the L.A. art scene.
Avi Roth and Downtown L.A.'s Coffee Counter-Culture
Avi Roth and Downtown L.A.'s Coffee Counter-Culture
Coffee culture has bled into many aspects of Downtown L.A. life, including the fine art scene.
Skate or Die: Hurley and the Aesthetic of Skater Culture
Skate or Die: Hurley and the Aesthetic of Skater Culture
Hurley Skate Park in Costa Mesa will be open to the public on Nov. 21for a celebration and a re-envisioning of the relationship between skateboarding, graffiti and fine art.
Santa Ana Seeks Artists to Beautify Utility Boxes
Santa Ana Seeks Artists to Beautify Utility Boxes
A new project in Santa Ana seeks artists' help to give color to those ubiquitous utility boxes.
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