Born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, 1963
Lives and works in Portland, Oregon
MK Guth is a visual artist working in video, photography, sculpture, performance and interactive projects. An alumna of the New York University Graduate School of Fine Arts, MK Guth has exhibited her work internationally at numerous museums, galleries and festivals including The 2008 Whitney Biennial, New York, NY; The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; The Melbourne International Arts Festival, Nottdance Festival, England; Gallery-Pfeister, Gudhjem Denmark; Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY; Cristin Tierney, New York, NY; Swiss Institute, New York, NY, White Columns, New York, NY; The Frye Art Museum and The Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Guth is represented by the Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland and Cristin Tierney Gallery in New York, NY, and is a long-time faculty member of the Pacific Northwest College of Art.
For Converge 45, Guth premiered Choreography for Reading Aloud at the Reed College Library. This site-specific performance work and installation functions to activate a library, literary collection, bookstore or site with consumable texts of any sort. Performers are given texts from the site to read aloud creating a cacophony of sounds where stories collide with facts, theory, opinions, lists… Says the artist, “In this work the object that most often remains quite has the volume turned up.”