MK Guth

MK Guth



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

2016 Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York, New York, Shout, Recount, Get Drunk

         Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon, This Fable Is Intended for You: A Work-Energy Principle, Objects

2014 Aqua Miami Basal, Advice Station

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; including a 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

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

2017 Canada Gallery, NYC, Tomorrow Tomorrow

2016 Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland Oregon, In Scene

2015 Art Museum of Sonoma, Santa Rosa, California, Andy Warhol to Kara Walker: Picturing the Iconic

         Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah, Andy Warhol to Kara Walker: Picturing the Iconic

2014  Center for Contemporary Arts, Cincinnati, Ohio, Memory Palace

         Arts and Humanities Institute Gallery, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, Now Read This,

         Contemporary Art from the Collection of Driek and Michael Zirinsky

         Jonathan Ferrera Gallery, New Orleans, Guns in the Hands of Artists (traveling 2014 -15)

2013  Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon, Object Focus: The Bowl, curated by

         Namita Gupta Wiggers

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

         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




2017  CANADA Gallery, NYC, Choreography for Reading Aloud

         Reed College Library as part of Converge 45, Portland OR, Choreography for Reading Aloud



2010 Human Resources Gallery, Video Collection, 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


2016 Artist in Residence with the Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oregon,

2015 Hallie Ford Fellowship

         Coast Time Residency, Lincoln City, Oregon

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 , NYC

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




2016 Steinhauer, Jillian, “The Art of Drinking with a Friend,”, July 5

         Steadman, Ryan, “A Writer Drinks(a lot) for Art,” Observer Culture on line, June 24

Lindsay, Taylor, “Whiskey, Poetry, and Witty Banter, All in the Name of Art,” Thecreators, July 5

2014 Dreyer, Katie, “MK Guth – Making Memories.” AEQAI e-Journal, September

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

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


MK Guth, Monograph including essays by Molly Dilworth, Dr. Juliette Peers, Stephanie Synder, Kirsten Swenson, Tom Zummer

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


         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

2017  Visiting Artist Willamette University, Salem Oregon

2016  Visiting Artist Lecture, Southern Oregon University

2015  Visiting Artist Lecture, Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington

         Panelist, “Ideas Festival,” Aspen Institute, Aspen, Colorado

2014 Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning

          Visiting Artist Lecture, Visiting Artist Program, University Montana, Missoula

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




2014 – to Present Associate Professor, PNCA, Portland, Oregon

2017 Interim Chair of the MA in Critical Studies Program, PNCA

2013-2014 Chair, MFA in Visual Studies Program, PNCA, Portland, Oregon

2009–2013 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