Pacific Northwest College of Art

Associate Professor, artist


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 from everyday scenarios into the site of fiction as an entry point to more complicated notions of identity and self, and her sculptural installations often act as visual containers for audience interaction.

MK Guth is a visual artist residing in Portland, Oregon. She works in video, photography, sculpture, performance, and interactive-based exchange projects. Her work has been discussed in periodicals including The New York Times, Flash Art, New Art Examiner, and Art in America. She has exhibited with numerous galleries and institutions including The Whitney Museum of American Art; Boise Art Museum; The Melbourne International Arts Festival; Nottdance Festival, Nottingham, England; Swiss Institute, New York City; Betty Moody, Houston, Texas; White Columns, New York City; Artists Space, New York City; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; and A Gentil Carioca Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Guth’s videos have screened nationally and internationally. She is a member and the originator of REDSHOE DELIVERY SERVICE, a collaborative interactive video/performance project with Molly Dilworth and Cris Moss. ( Guth is represented by Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, Oregon.