Kelly Marie Martin is an interdisciplinary artist, musician and activist. The nature of her artistic practice is to instigate, foster, engage and document modes of community. She uses photography, soundworks, writing, music, performance, graphic design and education. All of her creative activities inform and collide forming a platform from which to generate work that is lyrical, critical and transformative.
Her work has been seen at REDCAT, Pasadena Armory for the Arts, LACE and GCC for Young Chung’s Mama-San group show. Her zine thorn is part of the Fales Library Riot Grrrl Collection.
For over ten years, she played guitar and sang in old time trio Triple Chicken Foot. They hosted monthly jams and square dance which both continue. The Foot also produced the annual festival the Los Angeles Old Time Social, a three day event in May of concerts, workshops and square dance dedicated to old time music. The band recorded 3 albums and played festivals along the west coast including Stagecoach, Portland Old Time Gathering and Berkeley Old Time Music Convention and was featured on NPR and the Los Angeles Times.