June 3, 2015
MK Guth Awarded 2015 Hallie Ford Fellowship

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.

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MK Guth
MK Guth has been chosen as the 2008 recipient of the Bonnie Bronson Fellowship. Freshly
back from the
Whitney Biennial in New York, Guth will be honored as the seventeenth artist to
receive this prestigious Northwest artist award.

Guth's work will also be included in Everything vs Nothing at Franklin Parrasch Gallery, in New
York, opening April 11th, and The Way That We Rhyme: Women, Art & Politics opening
today at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Malia Jensen
Malia Jensen presents a selection of sculpture and works on paper at Richard Gray Gallery in
New York, on view through April 19.

Matt McCormick
TheNorthwest Film Center presents an evening with Matt McCormick, Wednesday, April 9, 8pm.
McCormick will present his latest short, THE PROBLEM OF MACHINES THAT
(2008), along with a selection of short films and recent music videos.

Joe Thurston This weekend, Joe Thurston presents a selection of new relief paintings in
the Bridge Art Fair in New York. (Booth #14, Toomey Tourell Gallery)

Mark R. Smith
Mark R. Smith presents the interactive installation COMPASS with Maria T.D. Inocencio, as part of
Portland's Artist in Residence program in the South Waterfront neighborhood.
Visit southwaterfront[dot]com for more information, along with workshop and studio hours.

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