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MK Guth

 

Education

2002            M.F.A., New York University, New York, New York

1987            B.A. in Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

 

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2013  Gallery Pfeister, Gudhjem, Denmark, MK Guth

2012  The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Portland, Oregon, when nothing else subsists: smell

          and taste remain                                                                                                                      

          Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon, Best Wishes

          Franklin Parrasch Gallery Project Space, New York, New York, MK Guth and Eva Hesse

2011  P3 Studio, Cosmopolitan Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada (produced in partnership with the

          Art Production Fund, New York City), Best Wishes

2010  Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, New York

          World Financial Center Gallery, New York, New York; performance for Under the Radar   

          Festival, This Fable Is Intended for You: A Work-Energy Principle

2009   Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon, Terrain Change

2008   Portland Art Museum, Apex Space, Portland, Oregon, MK Guth

          Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho, Ties of Protection and Safekeeping

2006   Linfield College Gallery, McMinnville, Oregon, Our Rapunzel

          Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon, Growing Stories

2005  George Adams Gallery, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne, Australia, Red

          Shoe Delivery Service (RSDS)

2004  Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon, warriors (untitled)

2003  Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon, I Want to Hold Your Hand

2001  Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon, Hurray for the Kitchen

1999  Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon, Traces

1998  Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas, Sub-rosa

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

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          Fellows: 20 Years

2010  224 Washington, Brooklyn, New York, Single Lady, organized by Candice Madey, Kate

          Gilmore, and Jenny Solomon

2009  Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, Faster than a

          Speeding Bullet: The Art of the Superhero

2008  Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, Tales of Wonder and Woe: Fable and Fairy Tale in

          Contemporary Art, curated by Susan Canning

          Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, New York, Video Program, organized by Alix Pearlstein

          Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, New York, Everything vs. Nothing

          Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California, The Way That We Rhyme:

          Theater of Design

          Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, Whitney Biennial

2007  Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, Viewfinder

          Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, Women’s Work:      

          Contemporary Women Printmakers, curated by Terri Hopkins and John Olbrantz

          A Gentil Carioca Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Troca US, The way I see you/The way you see  

          me

2006  Frye Museum, Seattle, Washington, Swallow Harder

2005  Nottdance Festival, Nottingham, England, Red Shoe Delivery Service (RSDS)

          Artist Space, New York, New York, Video Call

          Goliath Visual Space, Brooklyn, New York, Video: Series

          Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) Time-Based Art Festival, Portland, Oregon,

          Red Shoe Delivery Service (RSDS)

          Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California

          Lineaments of Gratified Desire, curator Marcia Tanner

          Swiss Institute – Contemporary Art NY, New York, New York, Armory Show, Red Shoe

          Delivery Service (RSDS)

          Core Sample, Portland, Oregon, Capture and Release, organized by Randy Gragg and

          Matthew Stadler

 

2003  About Café Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand, Video Crossings, curated by Karen Lim

          White Box Annex, New York, New York, Trannie: Rhetorics of Identity in Transition, curated

          by Jeffrey Uslip

          Cologne Art Fair, represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery           

2002  White Columns, New York, New York, Regarding Gloria

          Gallery, University of Connecticut, Stamford, Connecticut, First Time Out: All Over Again

          80 Washington East Gallery, New York University, New York, New York, MFA exhibition

2001  Donut Shop, Portland, Oregon           

          Rosenberg Gallery, New York University, New York, New York

2000  Gretel’s File, Zurich, Switzerland, Open Wide

          Consolidated Works, Seattle, Washington, Imagined Landscapes

          The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon, Resident and Transient: Artists

          Making Time Manifest, curator Mark Smith

1999  Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, 1999 Oregon Biennial

          Terrain Gallery, San Francisco, California, Artists of the Pacific Rim

          NoodleWorks, Seattle, Washington, The Apology

1998  The San Francisco International Art Exposition, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California

          Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington, 1998 Pacific Northwest Annual Exhibition

          Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, Oregon, Play Clothes: The

          Theater of Design

1997  Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), Portland, Oregon, The Garden Show

          Side Street Projects, Santa Monica, California, Splice

 

Screenings           

2010  Human Resources Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2006  Camac Centre d’Art, “Rapunzel,” Camac, France

          Royal College of Art, “Rapunzel,” London, England

2005  Circle Cinema, as part of Prince Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

          PS2 at the Cave, Long Island City, Queens, New York

          PDX Film Festival, Portland, Oregon

2003  About Café Bangkok, “warriors, untitled,” Thailand

          Einstein Auditorium, “warriors, untitled,” New York University, New York, New York

          Emerging Arts c/o Artsy Magazine, “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” New York, New York

          ORB wireless, Red Shoe Delivery Service, New Exhibition Space, Copenhagen, Denmark

          ORB Remote, Red Shoe Delivery Service, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark

          Downtown Digitalia, New York, New York

          Red Shoe Delivery Service, La Batofar, Paris, France

 

Awards and Residencies

2012  Residency, Salina Art Center, Salina, Kansas

2011  Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grant

          The Ford Family Foundation Opportunity Grant

2009  NY Plaza One Residency, World Financial Center

2008  Bonnie Bronson Fellowship Award

2006  Caldera Artist Residency, Bend, Oregon

2005  Residency, Glenbrook Elementary, Nottingham, England, with Red Shoe Delivery Service

2000  Project Commission, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)

          New York University Competitive Graduate Grant

1998  Award of Merit, 1998 Pacific Northwest Annual Exhibition, Bellevue Art Museum

1997  Betty Bowen Special Recognition Award, Seattle Art Museum

 

Bibliography

2012    Goukassian, Elena. “Art Production Fund, New York.” Sculpture Magazine, June.

            Swenson, Kirsten. “Review: MK Guth, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.” Art in America,         

            January.

2010    Snyder, Stephanie. “500 Words.” Artforum online, January.

            Glassman, Carl. “At Winter Garden Performance, Castoff Clothing Is Turned to Metaphor.” Tribeca Trib,

            February 1.

2009    Speer, Richard, MK Guth: Terrain Change at Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Art Ltd., November.

            Galloway, Jordon. “Closet Case.” City Arts, vol. 1, no. 9, November 3–16.

            Row, D.K. “Weaver of Transformation.” The Oregonian, September 25.

            Duford, Daniel. “MK Guth at the Portland Art Museum.” Art Week, March.

            Guth, MK. “A Tale of Storytellers.” NY Arts Magazine, January/February.

2008    Libby, Brian. A Braided "River" Flows Back to the Museum, The Oregonian, November 10.

            Raymond, Camela, Inside Connection, Portland Monthly, September.

            Oland, Dana. “MK Guth asks: What Would You Protect?” Idaho Statesman, July 25.           

            Levin, Kim. “Review: Whitney Biennial,” ArtNews, May.

            Butler, Grant. “Braiding the Myth.” The Oregonian, March 30.           

            Berwick, Carly. “The Facebook Biennial.” New York Magazine, March 10–17.           

            Cotter, Holland. “Art’s Economic Indicator.” New York Times, March 7.

            Bowie, Chas. “Ties That Bind.” Portland Monthly, March.

            Gallivan, Joseph. “A Ladder Made of Braid.” Portland Tribune, February 26.

2007    Butler, Grant. “Braiding Powerful Questions.” The Oregonian, December 15.           

            Row, D.K. Artist MK Guth Selected for 08 Whitney Biennial.” The Oregonian, November

            22.

            Gallivan, Joseph. “Artists take a bit of Portland, come back with pieces of Rio.” Portland Tribune, February

            20.           

            Osorio, Luiz Camillo. “Exposicao Revela Poetica Das Trocas.” O Globo, January.

            Stadler, Matthew and Stephanie Snyder. “Faculty of Opposites.” Metronome, special edition

            for Documenta 12.

2006    Burnbury, Stephanie. “Art? You’re standing in it.” The Age, October.

            Harbant, Gill. “Get ready for the other Oz.” Herald Sun, October.

            Snyder, Stephanie. “Red Shoe Delivery Service, or My Heart’s Anti–Destination.” ARCADE Magazine,       

            summer.

            Peers, Juliette. “Red Shoe Delivery Service.” Artlink, vol. 25,  no. 4.

2005    Higgins, Jo. Life is aHighway. Sate of the Arts. Australia, October.

            McMahon, Tony. “There’s No Place Like...” Impress Magazine, no.887, October.

            Baldwin, David. “The Power of Heeling,” MetroLife, Nottingham, England, April 26.

            Granta, Francesca. “Red Show Delivery Service: From the Armory Show to Oz,” Fashion Projects, no. 1, 

            March.

2004    Beal, Susan. “There Is No Place Like Portland.” Art Access, September.

            Armetta, Amoreen. “Along for the Ride.” Timeout NY, March 11-18.

2003    Bancud, Michaela. “Pacific Heights.” ArtNews, December.

            Pollack, Barbara. Gloria and Regarding Gloria. ArtNews, February.

            Kerr, Merrily. “Regarding Gloria at White Columns.” Flash Art, January/February.

2001    Conner, Jill. “Review: Imagined Landscapes.” New Art Examiner, February.

2000    Row, D.K. “Time after time.” The Oregonian, March 24.

1999    Hackett, Regina. With help from her friends, legacy of Artist, Advocate Bowen lives on,
 Seattle   

           Post-Intelligencer, October 2.

            Row, D.K. “Putting aside childish things.” The Oregonian, September 17.

            Graham, John. “The new school.” Willamette Week, September 15.

            Gragg, Randy, and Sue Taylor. “Oregon Biennial: Two Views.” The Oregonian, August 1.

            Hackett, Regina. Northwest Annual at Bellevue Art Museum is A Nice Surprise, Seattle

            Post-Intelligencer,   July 3.
1998      

            Lauster, Daryl. “Art Celebration 98 & Introduction 98.” Artlies, Houston, Texas, summer.                  

            Row, D.K. “In the spirit of collaboration.” The Oregonian, August 7.

            Bonansinga, Kate. “Conflict in Collaboration.” Willamette Week, July 29.

            Johnson, Patricia C. “Summer shows highlight hot but established artists.” Houston Chronicle, July

            16.           

            Kangas, Matthew. “Bold in Bellevue.” Seattle Times, July 9.

            Row, D.K. Curating on a Hunch, The Oregonian, May 8.

            Roberts, Mike. “Showtime! Picks of the Year.” Untitled, no. 37, January/February.

1997    Art Beat: Betty Bowen Award, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, November 8.

            Roberts, Mike, All Garments Great and Small, Untitled #33, September.           

            Gragg, Randy. First Thursday Best Bets, The oregonian, August1.

            Martens, Anne. With this ring I thee dread, The Oregonian, August 15.

            Row, D.K. The Marrying Kind, Willamette Week, 24(9) August 20.

            Smith, Candy Rae. Garden Show, Our Town, 2(93):20, June 23.

            the Bear Essential, Vol.9, Back page Illustration.

 

 

Panel Talks/ Lectures

2010  Guest Lecture, Artist and Scholar Program, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

          Panelist, McKnight Foundation fellowship, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2009  Guest Speaker, Cooper Union, New York, New York

          Guest Lecture, PMMNLS lecture series, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

2008  Visiting Artist, Bard College, Red Hook, New York

          Visiting Artist, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

2005  Panelist, “Art on the Streets,” Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne, Australia

2004  Artist Talk, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

          Panelist, “Art in the Public Realm,” Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), Portland, 

          Oregon

          Moderator, Noontime Chats, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), Portland,   

          Oregon

          Artist Talk, Reed College Arts Week, Reed College, Portland, Oregon

2002  Artist Talk, White Columns, New York, New York

1999  Artist Talk, Reed College, Portland, Oregon

          Artist Talk, Betty Bowen Award, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

 

 

Teaching

2009–present Assistant professor, PNCA, Portland, Oregon

2007–2009 Chair and founder, MFA in Visual Studies Program, PNCA, Portland, Oregon

2004–2007 Assistant Professor, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), Portland, Oregon

 

 

 

 

 

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