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
The Marvelous Marble of Elizabeth Turk
The Marvelous Marble of Elizabeth Turk
A pioneer in marble arts for 20 years, Elizabeth Turk has helped marble come back with a vengeance into the contemporary art scene.
The Avant-Garde at the Orange County Museum of Art
The Avant-Garde at the Orange County Museum of Art
OCMA's exhibition "The Avant-Garde Collection" examines the ever-evolving definition of avant-garde as it is represented through their permanent collection.
Valley Vista: The Artists of the San Fernando Valley
Valley Vista: The Artists of the San Fernando Valley
A new retrospective exhibition highlights the art history of the San Fernando Valley from 1970-1990.
Pink Helmet Posse: Future Skater Stars
Pink Helmet Posse: Future Skater Stars
The Orange County/San Diego-based, all-girl skate crew Pink Helmet Posse wants to change the way girls are treated in skateboarding.
The Imperfect Perfection of Fatemeh Burnes
The Imperfect Perfection of Fatemeh Burnes
Iranian-American artist Fatemeh Burnes creates abstract artworks that mingle in a realm of existential self reflection.
The Expanding Art Scene of Santa Ana
The Expanding Art Scene of Santa Ana
In the past few years, entrepreneurs and artists have been expanding the arts scene of Santa Ana to reach beyond the limits of the historic Artists Village, and into The East End.
Summer Writing Project: The Next Great Storytellers
Summer Writing Project: The Next Great Storytellers
A new program seeks to rebrand libraries, long viewed as places of information consumption, as sites of creation.
Michael C. Hsiung: The Jolly Art of a Quirk Master
Michael C. Hsiung: The Jolly Art of a Quirk Master
Funky and adventurous, Michael C. Hsiung's work captures the appeal of storytelling through portraiture and seriality.
The Inked and Bleeding Heart of 'Perseverance'
The Inked and Bleeding Heart of 'Perseverance'
The exhibit "Perseverance" gives insight into the history of Japanese tattooing while also exploring and mimicking the perfection of the Japanese tattoo composition.
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.
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