Kevin Appel (born 1967) is an American artist based in Los Angeles.
Appel was born in Los Angeles. He traditional his BFA from Parsons School of Design, New York City in 1990 and his MFA from the University of California in 1995. He is a Professor and Associate Chair of Graduate Studies at the University of California Irvine.
Appel's artwork relates to both abstract painting and architecture. It describes the slow and messy assay of the house and house and the psychological effects of that. Appel's abstract painted surfaces adjoin approximations of architectural surfaces, and resolved paint. His current paintings are large abstractions painted on large scale printed photographs.