Evan Senn
Evan Senn

Evan is a contributor for the OC Art Blog and is one of the two Rogue Art Historians whose powerful creation RARW (Rogue Art Research & Writing) has transformed the OC dialogue on art. Raised in Los Angeles, Evan received her M.A. in Art History from Cal State Fullerton in 2011. Her writing specializes in localized burgeoning art, with an emphasis in low brow art. Evan also currently works for Artillery Magazine as a Designer and Production Assistant. Evan cannot stay still for very long, and traverses across the LA and OC counties regularly, exploring and enjoying all that her home has to offer.

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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
Remixing NPR: The Dissonance and Deconstructivism of Patrick Faulk
Remixing NPR: The Dissonance and Deconstructivism of Patrick Faulk
Patrick Faulk creates provocative sculptures dealing with sound, structure, theory, existence, and identity in Santa Ana.
Drew Oberjuerge's New Direction for the Riverside Art Museum
Drew Oberjuerge's New Direction for the Riverside Art Museum
As its new director, Inland Empire native Drew Oberjuerge has a vision for the museum to be accessible and relevant to all communities.
Dance in the Park: The Backhaus Company
Dance in the Park: The Backhaus Company
Jennifer Backhaus brings dance to the site specific performance art realm that has never been done in OC before.
Gut Punchin' Music: Santa Ana Noise Fest
Gut Punchin' Music: Santa Ana Noise Fest
The Santa Ana Noise Fest hits a demographic that is rarely thought of to be present in the OC scene. Visiting headlining band Brutal Poodle offers insight in to what the Noise scene is all about.
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.
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