Kelly Marie Martin is an interdisciplinary artist, musician and activist. 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, The Ford Theatre, LACMA, LACE and GCC. Her zine thorn and archive 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 a square dance which both continue. The band founded the annual festival the Los Angeles Old Time Social, a three day all-volunteer event in May of family-friendly concerts, workshops, cakewalk and square dance dedicated to old time music. Triple Chicken Foot produced 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 in the Los Angeles Times. In 2012, they were voted the LA Weekly’s Best Folk Band in LA.