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.
LOCATION: South Bay/Orange County
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.
California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.
Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.
Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.
At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.
Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.
Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.
A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.
Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.
Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.