Evan Senn
Evan Senn

Evan is the Editor in Chief of Inland Empire Weekly, Culture Magazine, and 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, feminist theory and contemporary art with an emphasis in low brow and new media work. Evan also writes freelance for many publications including OC Register, Artillery, LocalArts, Laika, OC Art Blog and United4:Good. She has also written for Juxtapoz, Art Ltd., ArtScene, and many more. Evan cannot stay still for very long, and traverses across the LA, OC, and Inland Empire counties regularly, exploring and enjoying all that her SoCal 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
Mystic Arts World: Laguna Beach's Original Psychedelic Gallery
Mystic Arts World: Laguna Beach's Original Psychedelic Gallery
In the 1960s, Mystic Arts World was a Laguna Beach emporium, bookstore, and gallery that showcased psychedelic art. Historian Bolton Colburn revisits the counter culture venue with exhibition "Orange Sunshine and the Mystic Artists 1967-1970."
The Whimsy of Wood: The Pyrography of Suzanne Walsh
The Whimsy of Wood: The Pyrography of Suzanne Walsh
Pyrography plays a primary role in the practice of Suzanne Walsh. The Orange County-based artist uses fire to portray animal life, and the parallels between humans and animals.
Hand-Stitched: The Art of Chris Francis' Shoes
Hand-Stitched: The Art of Chris Francis' Shoes
Chris Francis' one-of-a-kind shoes are both art and fashion. For the designer, it's the process of creation that's the most fascinating part about his practice.
The Otherworldly Works of Yevgeniya Mikhailik
The Otherworldly Works of Yevgeniya Mikhailik
The whimsical artwork of Russian-American Yevgeniya Mikhailik reflects the artist's fantastical imagination.
Cross-Pollination: Jessica Rath's 'A Better Nectar'
Cross-Pollination: Jessica Rath's 'A Better Nectar'
Jessica Rath's "A Better Nectar" bridges science and art, finding fascinating ways to explore the perception and experience of bumble bees.
Director Charles Otte on Visions of  'Vireo'
Director Charles Otte on Visions of 'Vireo'
Creative director Charlie Otte helped design the opera, "Vireo," to be viewed on television.
Antelope Valley Art Outpost: Building Community in the High Desert
Antelope Valley Art Outpost: Building Community in the High Desert
The Antelope Valley Art Outpost support and promote community development through artist-driven projects in the unincorporated communities of the Antelope Valley.
Santa Ana Sites: Eclectic Ensemble wild Up Comes to Orange County
Santa Ana Sites: Eclectic Ensemble wild Up Comes to Orange County
The pop-up series, Santa Ana Sites, features the experimental music group "wild Up," an ensemble that re-interprets modern-classical music.
Kevin Stewart-Magee's Ubiquitous California Murals
Kevin Stewart-Magee's Ubiquitous California Murals
Since the early 90s, Orange County artist Kevin Stewart-Magee has created over 100 corporately, publicly and privately-sponsored murals in six states.
The Untold Stories of Californian Impressionism
The Untold Stories of Californian Impressionism
A new exhibition at The Irvine Museum displays the chaotic history of California through impressionistic works by some of the great painters of the late 1800s.
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