2012
David Pagel, "Review: Kevin Appel's 'Paintings' Pack Punch at Susanne Vielmetter", Los Angeles Times, July 26, 2012
2011
Terry R. Myers, ed., "Painting, Documents of Contemporary Art", MIT Press/Whitechapel Gallery
Christopher Scoats, Christopher Miles, George Melrod, "Goldmine", University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach
2009
Christian Rattemeyer, “The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Catalogue Raisonné”, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Christopher Miles, “Kevin Appel at ACME.”, September 24, 2009
Holly Myers, “Kevin Appel at ACME.”, September 18, 2009
2008
Barnara Glasner, Petra Smith, Ursula Schondeling (eds), “Patterns 2. Design, Art, and Architecture”, Birkhauser Press, 2008.
Johanna Thornton, "Building Art", Home New Zealand August, 2008
TJ McNamara, "Many Layers to Blatant and Edgy Works", New Zealand Herald August, 2008
John Hurrell, "Wallpapering the Treetops", eyeContact, July 9, 2008
Frances Morton, "The Art house", Metro, July 2008
Ed Shad, "No Room, Christopher Grimes Gallery", ArtSlant, July 2008
Fances Colpitt, "Dumb Painting", Art Lies, Issue 47 2008.
Andrew Berardini, "ten by ten: Kevin Appel", Uber, 2008

2007
R. Asher. "Kevin Appel." artUS, January/February. Issue 16.
Christopher Knight, "45 Painters Under 45", Los Angeles Times, December 2, 2007
Dinah Ryan and Paul Ryan, "Couterparts, Virginia Beach", Art Papers, November/December 2007
Betsy Dijulio, "Inspiration Elucidation", Portfolio Weekly, July 31, 2007
Teresa Annas, "Review of 'Counterparts' at Virginia Beach Art Center", Virginian Pilot, July 26, 2007

2006
Brooke, Sandy. Drawing as Expression: Techniques and Concepts. Pearson Education, Inc./Pearson Prentice Hall,
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey (textbook)
Duncan, Michael. "Opening Salvos in L.A." Art in America, No. 10, November:81 (illustrated).
Muchnic, Suzanne. "The Art Explosion." Los Angeles Times, October 1, 2006:E31.
Kent, Sarah. "Kevin Appel." Time Out London, September.

2005
Tumlir, Jan. "Kevin Appel: Angles Gallery." Artforum, VOl. XLIII, No. 5, January: 188 (illustrated).
2004
Pagel, David. "Not just divided but violently ripped apart." Los Angeles Times, 19 November: E35
Hirsch, Faye. "Full-Throttle Abstract." Art in America, Vol. 92, No. 6, June-July: 170, 193.
"Artists Explore Ideas of Domesticity at MOCA." www.pacificdesigncenter.com (illustrated).
Vellodi, Kamini. "Drawing Now -- Eight Propositions." contemporary, Issue 61: 59 (book review).
Ostrander, Tobias. "Painting renovations." Descripcion sin lugar: Una seleccion de obras de Kevin Appel. Mexico City: Museo Tamayo arte contemporaneo (catalogue).

2003
Vega, Abraham Diaz. "Descripcion sin lugar: una critica a las formas pictorias." Uno Mas Uno, 14 August: 22C (illustrated).
"En Mexico Kevin Appel, una de las voces mas criticas y progresivas del arte." Sintesis, 13 August: 1C (illustrated).
"Una seleccion de obras de Kevin Appel." La Tinta Suelta, 13 August: 4 (illustrated).
Ostrander, Tobias. "Painting renovations." Descripcion sin lugar: Una seleccion de obras de Kevin Appel. Mexico City: Museo Tamayo arte contemporaneo (illustrated).
Tumlir, Jan. "Trespassing: Houses x Artists." Frieze, Summer: 120.
Roug, Louise. "Home as art, and vice versa." Los Angeles Times, 15 May.
Gilmartin, Wendy. "Home Improvement: Artist Explores final frontier." LA Weekly, 18-24 April.
Lord, M.G. "A City Where Locals Are Welcome." The New York Times, 23 April.
Frank, Peter. "Art pick of the Week." LA Weekly, 1 April.
"TRESPASSING: Houses x Artists." CNN: Design 360, interview by Nina Teggarty, March.
Gleason, Mat. "art angelenos," Modern Painters, Spring: 70-75 (illustrated).
Donahue, Marlena. "TRESPASSING: Houses x Artists." ArtScene, February.
Yablonsky, Linda. "Drawing Now: Eight Propositions." Art News, January: 119.
Albiani, Rebecca. "Trespassing: Houses x Artists." Artweek, January.

2002
Bhatnager, Ed. Priya. "Focus Painting Part II." Flash Art, November-December.
Olsen, Sherri. "Houses x Artists Challenges Conventional Architectural Wisdom with Idealized Schemes." Architectural Record, November.
Halle, Howard. "Papering the House." Time Out New York, 7-14 November.
Smith, Roberta. "Retreat From the Wild Shores of Abstraction." The New York Times, 18 October.
Stoetz, David. "Wow House: L.A. Artists Create Semipausible Dwelling." Seattle Weekly, 2 October.
"Trespassing: Houses x Artists." Architectural Record, October: 120.
Hinshaw, Mak. "Art and/or Architecture." Architecture, October.
Pastier, John. "BAM Show Takes on Conventions of Space." The Seattle Times, 22 September.
Beers, Carole. "The Home As Art." South County Journal, 1 September.
"Drawing Now: Eight Propositions." Journal of the Print World, Fall.
"Drawing Now: Eight Propositions", Interview, Acoustiguide Corporation.
Frank, Peter."Homegrown: Trespassing: Houses x Artists (Part 2)." Angeleno Magazine, July – August: 137
Young, Paul. "Art House." Angeleno, May/June 2002: 198-199 (illustrated).
Ollman, Leah. "Scribes of Precision and Obsession." Los Angeles Times, 11 January, 2002: F29, F30.

2001
Johnson, Ken. "Kevin Appel." The New York Times, 26 October: E33.
Gioni, Massimiliano. "Spotlight: Painting at the Edge of the World." Flash Art, Volume XXXIV, Number 218, May-June: 147.
Grabner, Michelle. "Painting at the Edge of the World." frieze, Issue 60, June July August: 116 - 117.Helfand, Glen. "Art in the Age
of Digital Reproduction." Architecture,
May: 98-99 (illustrated).
ZOO 08, March. Purple House Ltd., London (illustrated).
Ross, David A., et al. 01.01.01: Art in Technological Times. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California (catalogue).
Painting at the Edge of the World. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (exhibition catalogue).

2000
Daly, Catherine. "Kevin Appel and Carter Potter." Sunday Times, Dublin, Ireland, 16 April.
Hartigan, Marianne. "From Memphis to 'Alice in Wonderland.'" Sunday Tribune, Dublin, Ireland, 16 April.
"Cool Colorists." dside magazine, Issue 54, April.
Plagens, Peter. "Critical Moment: Against Design." Newsweek, 21 February: 58.
Plagens, Peter."Against Design." Newsweek Web Exclusive, 2 February: http://www.newsweek.com/nw-srv/tnw/today/as/ex/front/htm
Colpitt, Frances. "Kevin Appel at Angles." Art in America, Volume 88, Number 2, February: 137.
Sozanski, Edward J. "Along the Fuzzy Boundary Between Design and Art." Philadelphia Inquirer, 13 February: A11.
Against Design. Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (exhibition catalogue).

1999
Schimmel, Paul, Jeremy Strick, and Jan Tumlir. Kevin Appel. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California (exhibition catalogue).
Pagel, David. Themes Out of School: Art and Education in Los Angeles. Creative Artists Agency, The CAA Foundation (catalogue).
Melrod, George. "Young At Art." Los Angeles Magazine, November: 98 - 100.
Sullivan, John J. "Art for Architecture's Sake." Metropolis, December: 66 - 71.
Marriner, Robin. "LA Revisited." Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue 25: 23 - 27.
Walsh, Anne. "House X Artists." X-Tra, Volume 3, Number 1: 19 - 20.
Farve Volumen / Color Volume. Kunsthallen Brandts Klæ defabrik, DK-Odense, Denmark (exhibition catalogue).
Farquharson, Alex. "Drive By: New Art from Los Angeles." frieze 48, September/October : 112-113.
Chung, Karen. "Appel Core." Wallpaper, July/August: 58.
Dobrzynski, Judith H. "In Olympics of Art World, Anything for an Edge." The New York Times, 17 June: B1-4.
Pagel, David. "Home Vision." Los Angeles Times, 4 June: F17.
Darwent, Charles. "Vacant and Proud of It." The Independent, 9 May: 6.
"Drive-by: New Art from LA." South London Gallery, frieze, Issue 46, May 1(illustrated).
Rawsthorn, Alice. "LA Story." Vogue, April: 79-82.
Fulcher, Dawn. "Drive-by-New Art from LA." Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue 22.
The Perfect Life: Artifice in LA 1999. Duke University, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina (exhibition catalogue).
Greenberg, Blue. "Artifice Makes Arty Reality in Duke Exhibit." Durham Herald-Sun,16 April: 4.
Gora, Susannah. "L.A. in DUMA." Recess, 16 April: 4.
Kauffman, Susan. "Student Curators Bring Home to Duke a Perfect Image of L.A.."
News and Observer, 13 April.
Bartolucci, Noah. "Student-Curated Show Takes a Critical Look at LA Myths." Duke Dialogue, 9 April.
Curtis, Cathy. "Formal Boundaries Take Some Life From 'Biennial'."
Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section, 2 March: F12.
Curtis, Cathy. "Method, Madness." Los Angeles Times, Orange County Edition, 24 February: F1-5.
Walsh, Daniella. "Art made for the pure joy of it." Orange County Register, 14 February: 28.
Dubin, Zan. "What It's All About." Los Angeles Times, Orange County Calendar, 6 February: F2-22.
Ben Yehuda, Eron. "Young At Art." Newport Beach/Costa Mesa Daily Pilot, Datebook, 5 February: 2.
"Best Bets Orange County." Los Angeles Times, Calendar Weekend, 4 February: 4R.

1998
Dewan, Shaila. "What's So Great About Painting." Houston Press, 29 October - 4 November: 59-60.
Johnson, Patricia C. "Abstract Artists Redraw Boundaries of Painting."
Houston Chronicle, 7 October: 1D-3D.
Friis-Hansen, Dana. Abstract Painting Once Removed. Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas (exhibition catalogue).
Relyea, Lane. "Virtually Formal." Artforum XXXVII, No. 1, September: 126-173.
Pagel, David. "Visual Stimulation in L.A.: Paintings From Another Planet."
Flash Art, XXXI, 201, Summer Issue: 116-220.
Darling, Michael. "Kevin Appel." frieze 41, June/July/August: 88.
Cotter, Holland. "Painting From Another Planet: New Paintings From Los Angeles."
The New York Times, 24 July: E35.
Joyce, Julie. "Kevin Appel." Art Issues 53: 40.
Pagel, David. "Fresh Outlook." Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section,13 February: F23.

1997
DiMichele, David. "Bastards of Modernity at Angles Gallery." Artweek, April 28.4: 22-23.
Tanner, Marcia. "Ten Los Angeles Artists at Stephen Wirtz Gallery." Artweek, April 28.4: 22.
Hainley, Bruce. "Bastards of Modernity, Angles Gallery." Artforum, March: 98-99.
Kandel, Susan. "Art Reviews: Modernist Montage." Los Angeles Times, 7 February: F16-F30.