Kayla Guthrie charts emotional structures and introspective landscapes through her music, writing, and visual art.
Her EP "Blue" was released in 2015 by Mixed Media Recordings. It was described in The Wire as "a twilight zone both lyrically and conceptually...as if Guthrie's thoughts and words coincide with an atmosphere that she contingently occupies for this moment."
The release was followed by gallery performances at Greene Naftali (New York), Contemporary Art Daily (Chicago), Massimo de Carlo (London), Sandy Brown (Berlin), and Kunstakademie Düsseldorf's 2015 graduation ceremony as well as a residency and performance at Electro Müller, the former site of Kraftwerk's Kling Klang Studios in Düsseldorf.
She has exhibited and performed at many art and music venues including Real Fine Arts, Bodega, Off Vendome, JTT, The Whitney Museum of American Art (in collaboration with Nate Lowman's "Homage To Jay Defeo", 2013), MINI/Goethe Institut Curatorial Residency, Signal, Basilica Hudson, Pioneer Works, Knockdown Center, Deli Gallery, SADE LA, New York Art Book Fair (2008), and others.
She has published two artist books, "Sunsets Working" (Bodega, 2015) and "Book of Shadows" (Young Art, 2014).
Raised in Canada, she currently lives and works in New York.