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
Portland Art Museum, Apex Space, Portland, Oregon, MK Guth
Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho, Ties of Protection and Safekeeping
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
2011 Eric and Ronna Hoffman Gallery, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon, Bonnie Bronson
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
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
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
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
2012 Goukassian, Elena. “Art Production Fund, New York.” Sculpture Magazine, June.
Swenson, Kirsten. “Review: MK Guth, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.” Art in America,
2010 Snyder, Stephanie. “500 Words.” Artforum online, January.
Glassman, Carl. “At Winter Garden Performance, Castoff Clothing Is Turned to Metaphor.” Tribeca Trib,
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
Gallivan, Joseph. “Artists take a bit of Portland, come back with pieces of Rio.” Portland Tribune, February
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,
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,
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
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,
Moderator, Noontime Chats, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), Portland,
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
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