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.


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 TATTOO: My black and gray dissected bunny rabbit tattoo on my left forearm.


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
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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