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MK Guth

Director of Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor

MFA 2002 New York University (Studio Art) BA 1987 University of Wisconsin-Madison (Sociology/Psychology)

Small shifts in what is familiar amplify human presence and speak to the intricacies of social relations in MK Guth’s work. Her videos depart form everyday scenarios into the site of fiction as an entry point to more complicated issues of identity and self and her sculptural installations often act as visual containers for audience interaction. M.K. Guth is a visual artist working in video, photography, sculpture, performance and interactive 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 just a few of the periodicals where Guth’s work has been discussed. She is a recipient of a Ford Family Foundation Fellowship, 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 Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, 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, Gudhjem Denmark, Franklin Parrasch Gallery NYC, 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 SERVICE, a collaborative interactive video / performance project. (with Molly Dilworth and Cris Moss) Guth is represented by the Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland Oregon and Cristin Tierney Gallery in NYC