Small shifts in what is familiar amplify human presence and speak to the intricacies of social relations in MK Guth¹s work. Her videos depart form everyday scenarios into the site of fiction as a way to address issues of identity and self and her sculptural installations act as visual containers for audience interaction. The work she is creating at the CAC titled Fireworks, Astronaut, Deep Pool, Venus, is a performance project inviting viewers to insert a memory into a braid woven off her body.
M.K. Guth is a visual artist residing in Portland Oregon working in video, photography, sculpture, performance and interactive based exchange projects. In 2012 Marylhurst University released the first Monograph on Guth's work. The NY Times, Flash Art, ArtForum, Art News, Art in America, and Sculpture magazine are a few of the periodicals where Guth's work has been discussed. She is a recipient of a Bonnie Bronson Award, a Betty Bowen Special Recognition Award through the Seattle Art Museum and an Award of Merit from the Bellevue Art Museum. She has exhibited with numerous galleries and institutions including, The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, Boise Art Museum, The Melbourne International Arts Festival, Australia, Nottdance Festival, Nottingham, England, Swiss Institute, NYC, Gallery-Pfeister, Copenhagen, Franklin Parrasch Gallery NYC, Betty Moody Houston TX, White Columns, NYC, The Art Production Fund (NYC / Las Vegas), Yerba Buena, in San Francisco and the Henry Art Museum, Guth is a member and the originator of RED SHOE DELIVERY SERVICE, a collaborative interactive video / performance project. (with Molly Dilworth and Cris Moss) www.redshoedeliveryservice.com MK Guth is represented by the Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland Oregon and is an Associate Professor at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.