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
Guerrilla Gowns: Orange County's Ghostly Performance Art
Guerrilla Gowns: Orange County's Ghostly Performance Art
A new feminist movement is happening in Orange County. Guerilla Gowns is a performance series created and enacted by The Nine, an all-women young artist collective based in Santa Ana.
Exposing Underground Art in Laguna Beach
Exposing Underground Art in Laguna Beach
ex•pose is a new program at Laguna Art Museum that focuses on one emerging or mid-career contemporary artist at a time. Artist Macha Suzuki's installations are featured until January 2013.
Orange County's Indie Curators
Orange County's Indie Curators
The O.C. Triennial Art Fair is taking shape and a slow shift of inventive and edgy contemporary artwork has begun to flow behind the Orange Curtain. The county remains out of the international art spotlight, but some local curators may change that.
Deconstructed Mixtapes and Narrative Tapestries: Visual Chronicles in Laguna Beach
Deconstructed Mixtapes and Narrative Tapestries: Visual Chronicles in Laguna Beach
Salt Fine Art's new exhibition, Visual Chronicles, focuses on the creative expression of images, objects, and experiences without words.
The Art of The Great American Road Trip
The Art of The Great American Road Trip
The new exhibit "Common Tread: Traversing the American Landscape" creates a dialogue about our land and history--evoking fond memories while simultaneously highlighting the various roadside attractions, monuments and curiosities that define American culture.
The Sound and Vision of Jack Goldstein
The Sound and Vision of Jack Goldstein
"Jack Goldstein X 10,000", on display now at OCMA, features the paintings, films, writing, and installations of an artist who expressed his creativity in whichever material or medium fit his expression best.
Escape from the Landfill: Cultural Sanctuary in Surf City
Escape from the Landfill: Cultural Sanctuary in Surf City
Escape from the Landfill, which opens this Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the Huntington Beach Art Center, is an exhibit that is focusing on the materials we discard as waste in our contemporary society.
For The Love Of ISM: A Decade In Orange County
For The Love Of ISM: A Decade In Orange County
ISM, a non-profit organization producing exhibits and publications, was established ten years ago to bring the "creatively homeless" to one place to work together.
Pay to Play? Orange County's Vanity Art Spaces
Pay to Play? Orange County's Vanity Art Spaces
With the economic decline, and the folding of many exhibition spaces, more galleries are starting to switch to the "pay to play" model. If you pay for space on a wall, isn't that just like advertising? Who really benefits from this practice?
Phantom Galleries Haunt Orange County
Phantom Galleries Haunt Orange County
Walking around downtown Santa Ana, it can feel like stumbling across the border into some bustling, anonymous Mexican city. But the art in this area is a reminder of stateside California, and the creative passion hidden herein.
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

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Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

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Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

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Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

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Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

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Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

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Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

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Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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