Kayla Guthrie works in writing and song. She has performed solo at AVA/Audio Visual Arts, Real Fine Arts, The Whitney Museum of American Art's downstairs cafeteria, CAGE, SWAT Bar, Cleopatra’s Greenpoint, Philips de Pury (2008 New York Art Book Fair), Columbia University, and elsewhere.


MUSIC



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, 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.


RECORDING 2008 Demos

Kayla also writes short stories, poetry and about art. Her words have appeared in Art in America, Artforum, Dossier, Sex Magazine, and the books “Ghost Town” by artist Hanna Liden and “Empire State: New York Art Now”, for the 2013 exhibition curated by Alex Gartenfeld and Sir Norman Rosenthal.





WRITING



BOOK February 2013, "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. Now also appearing in Larry's 7 - click to download the ebook!


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


FICTION
"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


POEMS
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

kaylasguthrie@gmail.com





Photos above by Vishal Marapon




EXHIBITIONS

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


PRESS July 2012, Dossier blog, Interview with Kayla about "Book of Shadows"




"Book of Shadows", installation view



Untitled, 2012
Fabric, cable, spotlight



Blindness (My Shadow), 2012
Die cut vinyl letters





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