"Kathi Martin Flood’s room…provides a tall-tale account (replete with a vast array of lovingly invented and fabricated details) of a woman who changes careers when she quintuples in height. Blotista’s Resume is crammed with folksy evocations of small town America, conflating the snake-oil hucksterism of the last century business-is-god ethos of ours."
Peter Frank, L.A. Weekly Art Picks of the Week
November 19-25, 1999
"Consider "Game Tables", a set of collages-under-glass by Kathi Martin [Flood]. Each joins an assembly of old game boards and playing cards—old enough to make an adult viewer think of childhood as well as hazard. Martin…politely but firmly declines the victim’s role, seems to have no trouble laughing old Flat-Face [television] back to where he belongs. We take her not just as an enjoyable artist but also as a slyly reassuring clue."
--Jack Miles, Book and Arts Editor, LA Times
Editorial March 18, 1994
"Kathi Flood uses assemblage to create a sense of dialogue between the audience and her used and found objects, and the spiritual patina connected with those objects."
--Raoul de la Sota, Exhibition Catalogue, LA Cultural Affairs,
January - April 2008.
"Multi-media artist Kathi Martin [Flood] challenges the boundaries of art world conventions…. "Bonus Question" ponders whether we can still choose to do things for their own sake in the face of a technological society that has been categorized, quantified and processed… " Second Skin" reflects standard notions of beauty and Martin’s call for women to burst out of ties that bind."
Nancy Kapitanoff, L A Times Calendar
March 4, 1994
"Kathi Martin’s [Flood] etching, collage, and mixed media on blocks of wood, Promises, are unorthodox physical configurations with provocative commentaries about the various human activities that they address and portray."
Elizabeth A. T. Smith, LA Printmaking Society
Catalog, 13th National Exhibit
"She beckons us, through her art, to awaken from our subconscious slumber and realize that our participation is required in healing and maintaining the order of humanity, the animal kingdom, and global issues. She draws us in with her tongue-in-cheek satirical images, assemblages, and commentary, challenging us to pay attention."
Barbara E. Jones, CCA
|Reviews and Biographies
TIS THE SEASON, Anise Stevens, LifeInLA.com, December 2014.
KATHI FLOOD, Baha Danesh, WeChooseArt.com, December 2014.
SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP, Anna Weltner New Times, San Luis Obispo, August, 2013.
COLLAGE ARTISTS AMERICA, News/Guest Artist, Kathi Flood, LA, CA. Sept. 27, 2013.
THE DECISION APRONS, SLO Museum News and CalCoast News, July/Aug 2013.
DEEP CUTS, Anna Weltner New Times, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art Show Review, February 9, 2012.
Re:PRESENT L.A., Reina Alejandra Prado Saldivar, Artweek.LA, cover story, July 9, 2012.
KATHI FLOOD, Barbara E. Jones, Collage Artists America, May, 2012.
BIOGRAPHY: KATHI FLOOD, ICA Magazine, Spring, 2011.
SPIRITS OF LA, Raoul de la Sota, Exhibition Catalogue, LA Cultural Affairs, January - April, 2008.
ARTIST TELLS STORIES OF URBAN LIFE, Monica Reichl, The Valley Chronicle, October 20, 2006.
A CASE FOR ECLECTISM, Victoria Dalkey, Sacramento Bee, August 13, 2006.
LA ON DISPLAY, Mark Kellam Daily News, LA, March 29, 2006.
LOCAL ARTIST WEARS MANY HATS, Spike Ward, Valley Scene, October 2004.
STREET GALLERY, Robin Dunitz, Mural Guide to LA, Sights of LA., 2004.
COLLAGE TRY, LA Times, December 16, 1999.
INSTALLATIONS II, Peter Frank, L.A. Weekly, November 25, 1999.
HUMOR A LESSON…Sylvia Oliande, LA Times, December 16, 1997.
IN SO MANY WORDS, Robin Rauzi, LA Times, April 4, 1996.
RAINBOW BRIDGE, Ellen Kraut Hasegawa, LA Weekly, April 5-11, 1996.
TOON IN, DROP OUT, Colleen Cason, Ventura County Star, December 22, 1995.
HARVEY KUBERNIK, SPOKEN WORD PIONEER, I. Blair, MIX Magazine, September 1995.
FROM CREATING TO CURATING, Nancy Kapitanoff, LA Times, June 9, 1995.
ROCKY ROAD, Fortner Anderson, CD Review Blazing Auralities, Quebec, Canada, 1994.
HELP FOR COUCH POTATOES, Jack Miles, LA Times Editorial, March 18, 1994.
MIXING MEDIA, Nancy Kapitanoff, LA Times, March 4, 1994.
SENSITIVITY, REALISM HIGHLIGHT, Peter Frank, Press Telegram, February 20, 1994.
ATTRACTING OPPOSITES, Nancy Kapitanoff, LA Times, June 21, 1992.
SPECIAL DELIVERY, Shauna Snow, LA Times, April 20, 1992.
BEST BET, Jake Doherty, LA Times Art Review, December 8, 1991.
PROFOUND ART CREATED FROM URBAN DEBRIS, David Wharton, LA Times, Nov 23, 1990.
IMAGE AND WORD EXHIBIT, Forum Magazine, Kansas City Artist Coalition, Nov, 1990.
EXHIBIT DETAILS QUIRKY IMAGINATION, Carole Faulke, The Capitol, MD, October 6, 1990.
TEXT TURNS IMAGES INTO ART, Kristen Bender, Bay Area Centinel, CA, Sept 3, 1990.
MARTIN, MEXA READ, Newhall Signal, April 26, 1990.
WALLWALKERS, Jeanne Bailey, LA Daily News, January 9, 1990.
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