The Elizabeth Leach Gallery is proud to announce that gallery artist MK Guth has been awarded one of the 2015 Hallie Ford Fellowships in the Visual Arts.
The Ford Family Foundation has recognized MK Guth as one of five Oregon visual artists who have demonstrated excellence in their work and shown significant future potential. The fellowship is awarded to "help Oregon visual artists actively pursue their life work."
MK Guth’s multidisciplinary work frequently possesses an element of audience participation at its heart. She often appropriates archetypal characters and stories from fables and mythology in order to examine contemporary issues and concerns. In 2012, Guth had a solo exhibition when nothing else subsists, smell and taste remain, at the Art Gym at Marylhurst University (Marylhurst, OR). In this exhibition, she created a series of “performative dinners”. By incorporating a social component into her installation, she focused on the memories triggered and the cross generational connections forged during the dining experience. Guth was featured in the 2008 Whitney Biennial (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY) and has exhibited at institutions including the Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR), Boise Art Museum (Boise, ID), A Gentil Carioca (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Melbourne International Arts Festival (Melbourne, Australia), Nottdance Festival (Nottingham, UK), Swiss Institute (New York, NY), and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, CA). Guth is represented by the Elizabeth Leach Gallery, and lives and works in Portland, OR.