Kayla Guthrie is a New York-based artist working in writing, sound/song, and visual mediums.

She has performed and/or exhibited at AVA/Audio Visual Arts, Real Fine Arts, The Whitney Museum of American Art, JTT, CAGE, Cleopatra’s, The New York Art Book Fair, Massimo de Carlo (London), Sandy Brown (Berlin), Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, MINI/Goethe Institut, Off Vendome, Young Art, Signal, Orgy Park, White Columns, U.S. Blues, Columbia University, Greene Naftali, and Contemporary Art Daily (Chicago), among other venues.


PRESS August 2015: Interview on cultureisland

PRESS September 2015: Feature in Topical Cream by Kari Rittenbach; photos by Lyndsy Welgos with styling by Bobby Andres and Brittany Mroczek; mix by Kayla Guthrie

REVIEW Blue EP reviewed by Nick Southgate in July 2015 issue of The Wire. Enlarge


Limited edition of 250 on 12" blue vinyl. 45 RPM. Buy online or at Other Music + Printed Matter, NYC

CALIFORNIA VISIT DATES Aug 13 - LA @ Monica's house w/ Chloe Maratta, VIP, Monica Noonan / 8 pm / by donation

Aug 20 - Oakland @ Vinyl w/ Surfbort, Yogurt Brain, Healing Potpourri / 9 pm / $5

Poster design by Oliver Apte


Live @ Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, July 10, 2015. Photo by Moritz Krauth. More images here

Live @ Massimo de Carlo, London, July 3, 2015. Photo by Jean Feline. More images here

Live @ Sandy Brown, Berlin, July 7, 2015. Photo by Marie-Luise Lorena Mayer. More images at Kuba Paris

#1 Crush cover summer remix: Bonam Pak's "I Woulda Died For You" remix

Live @ Goethe Institut/Ludlow 38, NYC, June 5, 2015 for Keren Cytter's The Last Summer Fest, 3-day festival including Jack Gross, Kayla Guthrie, Michael Mahalchick, Lary 7, Matthew Schrader & Hayley Silverman, Studio for Propositional Cinema, Lumi Tan, and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.

Live @ Tandem, Brooklyn, June 3, 2015. Photo: Matthew Moyer

Live @ Orgy Park, Brooklyn, May 21, 2015.


April 7, 2015 at Greene Naftali, NYC

March 13 - Brooklyn @ ZAX/The Cornucopia of Your Left Ear w/ Sadaf. Photo by Emily Adams Bode

March 15 - Milwaukee @ Circle A (organized by The Green Gallery) w/ Andy Positive and His Blue Riders & The O'Rhinestone Brothers

March 16 - Chicago @ Contemporary Art Daily

April 7 - NYC @ Greene Naftali

At The Cornucopia of Your Left Ear, 3/13/15. Photo: Robin Cameron

PERFORMANCE February 20, 2015, at Signal, Brooklyn. Round robin performance with Kayla Guthrie, Elspeth K. Walker, Daniel Wagner, Augustus Thompson and Odwalla’88, atop sculpture by Nikholis Planck.

Above: January 16, 2015, "Ocean Song"

READING / SONG June 13, 2014, Event for "Book of Shadows" at AVA/Audio Visual Arts, New York. Reading and musical performance. Watch Kayla read "Levitation (Tribeca/Soho)" and sing "093109".

READING / SONG March 9, 2014, "Book of Shadows" launch with reading and performance at Young Art, Los Angeles. Watch Kayla read "Blindness (My Shadow)" and sing "#1 Crush".

PERFORMANCE February 27, 2014 at Southfirst. Spotlight poetry reading and performance for Alissa McKendrick and Amanda Friedman's "Devil's Dust" exhibition, with Rachel B. Glaser and Sophy Naess.

VIDEO Fall 2013, Maggie Lee video "Fall Skateboard With Leaves", featuring Kayla's recording "Real World Curtain" (2008).

PERFORMANCE October 27, 2013, White Columns, NYC. Musical performance for book launch event, Amanda Friedman's "Because Nothing Ends", published by Peradam. Other performances and readings by Heather Guertin, Laura Hunt, and Nicholas Weist, with screenings and artworks by Alyssa Gorelick, Rachel Higgins, Jesse Hlebo, Michael Welsh, and Lizzie Wright.

Image via Cleopatra's

PERFORMANCE September 21 2013, Cleopatra's Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Musical performance for General Fine Arts Issue 1 launch. View clip

Flyer: Dena Yago

PERFORMANCE August 29 2013, CAGE, NYC. Musical performance by Kayla Guthrie and reading by Dena Yago, celebrating "093109" music video. Watch on Sex Magazine blog

MUSIC VIDEO August 2013, video for 093109 directed by Dena Yago

Whitney Museum, 2013

PERFORMANCE May 17 2013, Whitney Museum, NYC. Musical performance for Nate Lowman's "Homage to Jay Defeo" evening program. Click to watch

CASSETTE February 2013, KG SINGERS split cassette with KNELL (recorded 2011), part of acapella cassette series "VOXAPELLA" now available from Isolated Now Waves, Vancouver, Canada. Edition of 60.

208 Bowery, NYC, 2012

Photo by Christos Olympios Katsiaouni

PERFORMANCE March 8, 2012, 208 Bowery, NYC. "Without Ceremony" event by New Age.

RECORDING Spring 2012, SPOOX #9 audio compilation edited by Julia Feyrer and Pietro Sammarco. Track 9: Kayla Guthrie - "Stone". Hear the issue here.

Above: Video by Caroline Snow, "Blue" performed by Kayla Guthrie at Racebrook Lodge

PERFORMANCE January 21, 2012, Racebrook Lodge, MA. "A La Fortune Au Pot" festival.

PERFORMANCE September 25, 2011, F4BSAD cassette release at Audio Visual Arts, NYC.

CASSETTE September 2011, FriederichstraBe 4, Buzz "Shin" at Door, live performance recording from Berlin in summer 2009, cassette edition of 100. Produced by 100%. Listen: SOUNDCLOUD

PERFORMANCE September 18 2011, Kayla Guthrie and Haribo @ Tyler and Jessie's birthday, Real Fine Arts.

RECORDING August 2011, SPOOX #8 audio compilation edited by Julia Feyrer and Pietro Sammarco. Track 14: Kayla Guthrie - "R-V-C-A Poem", read from
Painting Poems (2007) with audio mix added (2010). Hear the issue here.

RECORDING October 2010, SPOOX #7 audio compilation edited by Julia Feyrer and Pietro Sammarco. Track 14: Kayla Guthrie - "I'm Asleep" (2010). Hear the issue here.

RECORDING May 2010, SPOOX #6 audio compilation edited by Julia Feyrer and Pietro Sammarco. Track 8: Kayla Guthrie -"Whitehouse", read from Painting Poems (2007) with audio mix added (2010). Hear the issue here.

PERFORMANCE April 22, 2010, at Real Fine Arts, Brooklyn, Kayla Guthrie and Practice

PERFORMANCE November 21, 2009, at Jed's House, Hollywood.

PERFORMANCE April 11, 2009, Real Fine Arts, Brooklyn. Asher Penn "Heart Paintings" closing party.

RECORDING 2008 Demos

Kayla's short stories, poetry and art writing have appeared in Art in America, Artforum, Dossier, Sex Magazine, and books for artists including Hanna Liden, Nate Lowman, and Dena Yago. She is the author of Sunsets Working, available from Bodega, and Book of Shadows, available at Karma and Picture Room, NYC and Good Press, Glasgow.

Her debut EP, Blue, was released in 2015 by Mixed Media Recordings.

She is also the founder of Intra Phenom, a new event series showcasing the work of female artists working in live genres.


EVENT November 5, 2015: Reading and performance at Picture Room, NYC for launch of Sunsets Working

Video by Quintessa Matranga for Sex Magazine

BOOK September 2015, Sunsets Working, published by Bodega, NYC. Poem by Kayla Guthrie, hand-lettered by Nathan Antolik with book design by Eric Wrenn. Available here

BOOK June 2014, From The Sky To The Center, published by Cubitt Gallery, London for the exhibition "a caelo usque ad centrum" by Dena Yago and Laurie Spiegel, June 7 - July 25, 2014. With texts by Dena Yago, Isla Leaver-Yap, Kayla Guthrie, and Laurie Spiegel.

BOOK June 2014, Essay for "Cats & Dogs" by Nate Lowman and Hanna Liden. Maccarone, New York and Massimo de Carlo, London, 2014. Essay PDF

STORY April 2014, "Roman A Clef", appearing in Tunica III.

BOOK February 2014, "Book of Shadows" artist book by Kayla Guthrie, 5-color letterpress accordion fold book design by Eric Wrenn. Available to order from Young Art, LA, in store at Karma, NYC, and elsewhere soon. More images here

STORY September 2013, "Hammer Blue", for Sex Magazine #5 Fall 2013

STORY September 2013, "The Behavior Gap", for General Fine Arts Issue 1, poetry and literature e-journal published by Version House. Contributions by Julia Feyrer, Kayla Guthrie, Natalie Häusler, Erika Landström, Hanne Lippard, Andrea Lukic, Sean Monahan, Eileen Myles, and Dena Yago.

BOOK Spring 2013, Short story for "Ghost Town" book by Hanna Liden, Karma, New York.

TEXT April 2013, Biographical text for Nate Lowman in "Empire State" group exhibition at Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, curated by Sir Norman Rosenthal and Alex Gartenfeld, April 23 - July 21, 2013

COLUMN April 2013, Art in America, "First Look" column, Sergei Tcherepnin

FICTION Spring 2013, Feral Kid Zine, compiled by Caroline Snow and available at Dashwood Books and St Mark's Books, NYC. P. 38: "Muddy Banks" by Kayla Guthrie.

COLUMN February 2013, Art in America, "First Look" column, Adriana Lara

FICTION February 2013, BODEGA, Philadelphia, Text for Roman A Clef, group exhibition with N. Dash, Anna Neighbor, and Dena Yago, February 9 - March 24, 2013

COLUMN January 2013, Art in America, "First Look" column, Tyler Dobson

COLUMN December 2012, Art in America, "First Look" column, Helen Marten

COLUMN November 2012, Art in America, "First Look" column, Caleb Considine

FICTION Fall 2012, Dossier Issue #10 Portfolio, page 47

FICTION December 2012, "DEPT. WITHIN", text written to accompany "DEPT. WITHIN", solo exhibition by Aaron Aujla at C L E A R I N G, Brooklyn, NY, November 17 - December 22, 2012

FICTION September 2012, "Noise Traveled", for "Page of Vapours", a publication organized by Tiziana La Melia and published by Exercise, Canada.

INTERVIEW September 2012, ArtinAmerica.com, Interview with Bernadette Corporation

INTERVIEW June 2012, ArtinAmerica.com, Interview with Karl Holmqvist

PREVIEW May 2012, Artforum, "Oh, Canada" at Mass MoCA

PRESS TEXT May 2012, Hanna Liden, "Ghost Town", at Maccarone, NYC

PREVIEW January 2012, Artforum, Rita Ackermann at Miami MoCA

PRESS TEXT 160 km, for 160 km at Kidd Yellin, 133 Imlay St, Red Hook, Brooklyn. With Aaron Aujla, Ben Schumacher, Dylan Eastgaard, Elaine Cameron-Weir, Lukas Geronimas, Matt Creed, Robin Cameron, Rochelle Goldberg, Ryan Foerster, Shawn Kuruneru. October 8 - November 6, 2011.

1 PAGE July 2011, "Trying to Loosen Up All Week" (2011).

1 PAGE July 2011, "Moon in Rotten" (2011).

INTERVIEW June 22, 2011, ArtinAmerica.com, Interview with Chris Kraus

A FEW PAGES May 2011, "Streak of Lightning" (2011). Originally written to be used in a composite text for Nicolas Matranga at Caribic Residency, Lisbon. Republished in Larry's #7.

AFTERWORD April 2011, "Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway" (2011), for The Book That Makes Itself, MFA 1st year project by Robin Cameron. Special edition of 50. Layout by Eric Wrenn OFFICE.

1 PAGE December 2-5, 2010, "NADA, nothing" (2010), from "Available Work", a publication of available work by Real Fine Arts artists at NADA 2010, Miami Beach

BOOK November 2010, "It's a Funny Thing Alice" (2010), designed and published by Sister, Los Angeles (#94). This book is completely composed of excerpts from sources not my own, including Amazon.com customer reviews, an online message board, The New York Times, Wikipedia entries, an instructional Kundalini yoga book, and the writing or words of Joan Baez, John Berger, Douglas Coupland, William Gibson, GI Gurdjieff, Christina Knox, Josef Strau, Richard Strauss, Virginia Woolf, and others.

INTERVIEW November 28, 2010, ArtinAmerica.com, interview with Eileen Myles

INTERVIEW October 12, 2010, Interview.com, "The Undertaker", interview with Michael Gira of Swans

REVIEW October 6, 2010, ArtNet, "Action Movie", review of AL Steiner and AK Burns' "Community Action Center" at Taxter & Spengemann

FICTION August 2010, "Charlotte" (2009), for Hands Across the Sea, Victor & Hester Journal No. 6, by Victor & Hester, Glasgow, Scotland. Thanks to Timmy and Corin

INTERVIEW June 16, 2010, ArtinAmerica.com, "Painter as Pig, Painting as Prostitute", interview with Bjarne Melgaard

INTERVIEW May 4, 2010, ArtinAmerica.com and Interview.com,"Girls, Guitars, Guns", interview with Kim Gordon

TEXT February 2010, "On Materialism" (2009-10), for Beaubien magazine, Montreal

STORY "Seaside Route" (2010), read by Nicholas Matranga, for "White on White", a group exhibition curated by Matranga and presented in the form of a lecture at Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands, week of January 11-15, 2010

"Rotting Porch" (2009), designed and published by Sister, Los Angeles (#34)

PRESS RELEASE For "Private Practice" by Caitlin Macbride, Sept 5 – Oct 18, 2009 at Real Fine Arts, Brooklyn

Personals (2009)

COMPILED "Problems" (2008), zine, b&w, DINA4, published by Larry's Canadian Fine Arts, Berlin on the occasion of the "1. ZÃœRCHER ZINE SEZESSION" Zurich Zine Fair, December 2008

Above, top left: Tiger Tattoo, 2014
Letterpress print in frame
15.75 x 22.75 inches Enlarge

Bottom left: 5 of Swords, 2015
Silkscreen on paper
18 x 12 inches Enlarge

Email: kaylasguthrie@gmail.com


PRESS Flash Art Online review of "Unlock The Gates" @ JTT (2014)

PRESS Dossier blog, Interview with Kayla about "Book of Shadows" @ Young Art (2012)

GROUP EXHIBITION November 2015, Pretty Days, Brooklyn. Belated Soul w/ Harry Burke b2b Sophia Le Fraga, Kayla Guthrie, Alison Veit and William Hawkins, organized by Quintessa Matranga. November 10, 2015.

Above: Belated Soul, 2015, colored pencil on paper, 9 x 11 inches; Thank You, 2015, colored pencil on paper, 9 x 11 inches Enlarge

GROUP EXHIBITION June 2015, Off Vendome, New York. The Longest Bridge w/ William Gedney, Kayla Guthrie, Dustin Hodges, Kaspar Müller, and Silke Otto-Knapp. June 7 - July 17, 2015.

Above: Performance at The Longest Bridge, Off Vendome, NYC, June 11, 2015. Watch video

NADA NY 2015 May 2015, Young Art (Los Angeles) at NADA New York. Milano Chow, Kayla Guthrie, and Jessica Williams. May 14 - 17, 2015.

NADA NY 2015 May 2015, US Blues (New York) at NADA New York. David Flaugher, Kayla Guthrie, Dorian McKaie, and Matthew Schrader. May 14 - 17, 2015.

MIART 2015 April 2015, Bodega (New York) at Miart, Milan. Kayla Guthrie, Sam Lipp, Andy Meerow, and Kyle Thurman. April 10 - 12, 2015.

N.V., 2015
Letterpress print in frame
12 x 12 inches Enlarge

Extol, 2015
Letterpress print in frame
12 x 12 inches Enlarge

Silkscreen on paper
12 x 12 inches Enlarge

GROUP EXHIBITION April 2015, Young Art, Los Angeles. NO BODY NO SOUL w/ Robert Bittenbender, Jake Cruzen, Tyler Dobson, Kayla Guthrie and Dena Yago. April 4 - May 2, 2015.

GROUP EXHIBITION February 2015, Signal, Brooklyn. "Fissure : Fog" curated by Bennet Schlesinger: Kayla Guthrie, Graham Hamilton, Valerie Keane, Ryan Kitson, Aidan Koch, Daniel Peterson, Nikholis Planck, Augustus Thompson. February 6 - March 8, 2015.

Signal, 2015
Vinyl letters on wall
Dimensions variable Enlarge

GROUP EXHIBITION December 2014, Green River Project, Hillsdale, NY. Kurt Beers, Hannah Buonaguro, Robin Cameron, Ryan Foerster, Lukas Geronimas, Myranda Gillies, Rochelle Goldberg, Kayla Guthrie, Charles Harlan, Dan Herschlein, Leah James, Shawn Kuruneru, Mark Menegio & Ryan Foerster, Adam O'Reilly, Nick Poe, Charles Harlan. Organized by Aaron Aujla. Images

Diamond Poem, 2014
Embroidery floss on felt
Dimensions variable Enlarge

GROUP EXHIBITION October 2014, U.S. Blues, Brooklyn, Kayla Guthrie, William J. O'Brien, McKeever Donovan, Annabeth Marks, October 4 - November 9, 2014.

Tiger Tattoo, 2014
Letterpress print in frame
15.75 x 22.75 inches Enlarge

U.S. Blues, 2014
Vinyl letters on wall
51 x 94 inches Enlarge

GROUP EXHIBITION June 2014, JTT, New York, "Unlock The Gates," June 22 - July 27, 2014. Ellie de Verdier, Oto Gillen, Kayla Guthrie, Behrang Karimi and Ben Morgan-Cleveland, curated by Dena Yago. More images

Eyes of a Statue, 2014
Letterpress print, poem, and frame
7 x 13.5 inches

Unlock The Gates, 2014
Vinyl letters on window
44 x 33 inches

SOLO EXHIBITION June 2012, Young Art, Los Angeles, "Book of Shadows", June 30 - July 28, 2012 More images / Press release

"Book of Shadows", installation view

Invisibility (Quarter Moon), 2012
Die cut vinyl letters
24 x 22 inches

GROUP EXHIBITION June 2011, Sprung, June 12, 2011, Room 410 at the Hotel Chelsea, NYC, organized by Rochelle Goldberg and Bozidar Brazda. One-night group show with Robin Cameron, Elaine Cameron-Weir, Kayla Guthrie, Laura Hunt, Servane Mary, Naomi Nevitt, and Caroline Snow.

"Draggin the Dead", 2011
2:22 min audio track, looped to play every 20 minutes from hidden speakers. Lyric sheet on piano in hotel room.

GROUP EXHIBITION "Non Profit State of Mind", Cleopatra's, Brooklyn, NY, Sunday, March 14, 2010. "Tudes" (2008-) by Kayla Guthrie, read by Dan Denorch

GROUP EXHIBITION Materialism 1 & 2 (2009), for group exhibition "Materialism" at Real Fine Arts, Brooklyn, Jun 13 – Jul 25, 2009. Layout by Bill Hayden

Kayla reading "Materialism 1 & 2", at Real Fine Arts, 2009