Kayla Guthrie charts emotional structures and introspective landscapes through her music, writing, and visual art, wherein words are residue and time is fiction.

Her EP "Blue" was released in 2015 by Mixed Media Recordings. It was described by The Wire to "occupy 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."

Its 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.

Recent Performances

June 23-24, 2017: Trans Pecos, Queens. Anthesteria II festival curated by Cixous72.

June 14, 2017: The Footlight, Queens. As NYCDBOS (w/ Cammisa Buerhaus and Martina Gordon), with XIA, Room Temperature, Lily Lake, and Body Double.

June 3, 2017: Trans Pecos, Queens. With Dreamcrusher, VVEISS, Soren Roi, and Grun Wasser.

May 25, 2017: Honey's, Brooklyn. As NYCDBOS (w/ Cammisa Buerhaus and Martina Gordon), with Laura Warman, Alex Schmidt, Ruby McCollister, Pag Walter, Crawl Space, and Irina Lotarevich

April 23, 2017: Honey's, Brooklyn. Curated by Bobo w/ Just The Right Height and Jim Strong.

April 9, 2017: The Diamond Stingily Show (reading) on Know Wave radio. With Jo Rosenthal, Imani Love, Jamie Kuei, Milah Libin, Kachine Moore, and Mayra Rodriguez Castro.

April 7, 2017: Tarot Society, Brooklyn. Reading for "All The Rage" exhibition by Tiffany Nicole. With M. Elizabeth Scott and Maya Martinez.

April 2, 2017: Vital Joint, Brooklyn. With Sophie Leetma for New Firmament Presents.

March 27, 2017: Muchmore's, Brooklyn. With John Bender, Calvin LeCompte and Chris Pitsiokos.

March 23, 2017: Knockdown Center, Queens. "Incarnata Social Club" organized by Orlando Estrada.

March 19, 2017: Deli Gallery, Long Island City. Reading and performance series curated by Sarah Zapata for "If I Could" exhibition. With Andrea Arrubla, LA Warman, Monica Mirabile & Sarah Kinlaw.

January 8, 2017: Shea Stadium, Brooklyn. Benefit for Oakland Ghost Ship. With Mankind, Hayes Peebles, Elkin, Levi Zaru.

December 18, 2016: Bodega, NYC. Solo performance

November 20, 2016: Berlin, NYC for “Incarnata Social Club,” organized by Kembra Pfahler and Orlando Estrada

November 4, 2016: Flowers For All Occasions, Brooklyn. “Altcomics 8” event

October 31, 2016: The Glove, Brooklyn. Halloween show hosted by Bernard Herman

September 23, 2016: Blank Forms series at Houdini Kitchen Labs, Queens. With Myriam Gendron and The Renderers

September 15, 2016: SADE Gallery, Los Angeles. With Ponyo and Mya Gomez

August 29, 2016: Berlin, NYC for “Incarnata Social Club,” organized by Kembra Pfahler and Orlando Estrada

August 19, 2016: The Sump, Queens. With Raul de Nieves, BABI AUDI, and Baby Perrier

July 17, 2016: Bushwick Art and Zine Fair (reading) at Signal, Brooklyn

July 16, 2016: Tarot Society, Brooklyn. With Livia Charman, Coatie Pop, and Mankind

July 9, 2016: Solo performance at “Too Much of a Good Thing” group exhibition organized by Rose Salane and Dylan Kraus at Basilica Hudson, NY

July 8, 2016: “Cixous72 Reading 01” (reading) at Molasses Books, Brooklyn, organized by M. Elizabeth Scott and Mira Moore

June 27, 2016: Berlin, NYC for “Incarnata Social Club,” organized by Kembra Pfahler and Orlando Estrada

May 30, 2016: Berlin, NYC for “Incarnata Social Club,” organized by Kembra Pfahler and Orlando Estrada

Email kaylasguthrie@gmail.com


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Recent Exhibitions

"Run-off, exhaust, and other pressures," Big Medium, Austin, TX, January 20 - February 18, 2017, curated by Bennet Schlesinger

"Too Much Of A Good Thing," Basilica Hudson, July 9 - 24, 2016, curated by Dylan Kraus and Rose Salane

"Moved Colder", 2017
Faxed documents, 12 pages, toner ink on paper
Dimensions variable Enlarge
Above, top left Tiger Tattoo, 2014
Letterpress print in frame
15.75 x 22.75 inches Enlarge

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

Die-cut adhesive vinyl
48 x 36 inches Enlarge