Cornell University: Alice Cook House Podcast, What's Cooking, August 9, 2021
House Fellow Kadie Salfi talks about some sensitive subjects around race and injustice as she discusses her journey of success and its ongoing path.
eCORNELL Keynote Series, April 21, 2021
Art is a powerful tool for social change. But how do artists make visible the urgency of environmental and social justice action through creative work? Join artists Kadie Salfi and Crystal Clarity as they share their perspectives on how gallery art, mural art, movement art, and protest art transform spaces, shape our communities and engage us in the most pressing social issues facing our planet.
"Kadie and I talking about the heavy fatigue feeling we get from activist art, her printing masters work at Gemini in LA, and archiving art collections."
"Kadie Salfi has created an incredible series titled “Every 16 Hours” and we have three works at ArtRage Gallery. They are beautiful, whimsical, intensely colored images that then are shocking with the text and the stories they portray: this gun killed our child, this gun was used to kill a mother, and with this work “pretty fucking awful”. Kadie researched and spent years on this series, they are powerful and poignant."
March for Our Lives: Binghamton University, November 8, 2020
Artivism Webinar in which panelists discuss their work and the meaning of activism.
Out of Bounds Radio with Tish Pearlman on NPR: June 29, 2019
A 30-minute discussion about gun violence and political art, growing up in a family of artists and printing at Gemini G.E.L. in Los Angeles.
"Kadie Salfi draws attention to gun violence, and the killing of women by romantic partners, in “My Mom and Scorpio” (2018), a work created with graphite, spray paint and cosmetics."
"The works are inviting from a distance, like a refreshing splash of light. But up close, their innocuousness fades. Through the words, the guns reveal that however visually appealing they may appear from afar, they are ultimately bound in violence masked as something pretty. They’re “terror,” as the show’s statement describes, “commingled with allure.” "
“Pretend you were talking to an NRA member in a low-population, low-crime state like New Hampshire or Utah, where the rate of gun violence is much lower than in New York,” we asked. “If that person wandered into the exhibit, what would you want them to take away from it?”
Of Note Magazine, June 20, 2017
"New work from Kadie Salfi’s series, Every 16 Hours, a title that calls attention to the fact that every 16 hours a woman is shot and killed by a current or former partner. Each work is painted with make-up on plywood."
"In spite of eschewing technical detail, or quite possibly because of it, Red Guns establishes a discursive space that acknowledges the terrifying capabilities of the weapons, and the intentions with which they are used. The images are juxtaposed by the harrowing descriptions of the weapon’s effects."
Handwerker Gallery, February 25, 2016
Ithaca Times, February 18, 2016
"Some of the works in the show speak more clearly than others—Kadie Salfi’s Red Guns, for example, are insightful and terrifying prints, jumping out from within bookshelves and labeled with the specific school shootings to which each gun refers—but the eclecticism of the show’s works as a whole present a diverse collection of oddities, some created documents and others found."
Chapter 89, August 30, 2016
"My hope is that the viewer will see something beautiful and poignant, as well as be struck by the object and the imagery enough to walk away with a new perspective, a thought, a vision." said by Salfi during an interview.
The Ithaca Journal, June 01, 2016
"It’s an approach of which I’m wary, but Salfi can pull it off with grace. Her works here are cyanotype prints on stretched or unstretched canvas: uniform in their rich blue tonality and accented with patches of paint or metal leaf."
The Merchant Home, December 10, 2015
Petite Bleu with Kadie Salfi
"One morning last spring, through some research and general creative wanderings, I found myself on the website of Ithaca, NY artist and printmaker Kadie Salfi of Petite Blue, and knew immediately that this was a woman I wanted to learn more about. It might have been this image of her simple booth at the local farmers market that first caught my eye."
The Daily Imprint, November 13, 2015
"Kadie Salfi admits that she needs varying types of stimulation for her art practice. While some artists can focus on a single subject matter for almost their entire career and become well known for it, she says she always has to have a few directions happening at once."
Ithaca Journal, July 10, 2015
"It provides an opportunity for people to see new and interesting art. We love the idea of putting art out in the public domain. Artists are lending the public their art, which is kind of a fun thing." Gary Ferguson, director of the Downtown Ithaca Alliance
The Ithaca Voice, July 03, 2015
"Art in the Heart is our way of bringing diverse and exciting contemporary art to downtown Ithaca for thousands of residents and visitors to enjoy." Gary Ferguson, Executive Director of the Downtown Ithaca Alliance
Handwerker Gallery, April 15, 2013
"Using a combination of media in her artwork, Kadie’s art in general deals with a collection of environmentally and politically-charged topics, as well as some focus on simplicity and color."
Ithaca Journal, March 27, 2015
"Ballerinas are viewed as graceful, beautiful, and feminine, but there is a powerfulness and athleticism to them as well. They cannot be defined only by their fragility as much more strength lies within their wake."
Artscope Magazine, June 23, 2012
Kadie Salfi: Apex Predator: Body Parts
"Artist Kadie Salfi combined beauty and tragedy in her work Apex Predator: Body Parts Series. Simple yet powerful graphics depicted animals targeted for their body parts by humans, the world’s leading apex predators, in the $20 billion illegal wildlife trade."
Huffington Post, October 06, 2011
"If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: thou shalt not ration justice." -- Judge Learned Hand
"When the well is dry, we know the worth of water." -- Benjamin Franklin
Tompkins Weekly, March 14, 2011
Veterans Get Creative with Uniforms
"An eye-opening veteran inspired art exhibit."
Ithaca Journal, March 09, 2011
"If one person could see this show and be convinced to not sign up to go to war I'd feel successful. Or if someone comes back who is lost and needs to find a group...".
Ithaca Journal, September 02, 2010
"According to the artist, her work explored the notion that "Humans are the world's leading apex predators...[and] are destroying the world's natural balance."
Art Daily, September 28, 2007
"Hirneisen’s and Salfi’s objects captivate yet disorient. Imaginative and beautiful, surprising yet adhering to a rigid formal discipline, they tap into and animate our collective memory, our collective understanding, perhaps our collective complicity over the realities of this region of the globe known as the Cradle of Civilization."