Jeanne Finley

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Jeanne C. Finley is an artist and filmmaker whose work ranges from experimental to documentary forms. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Guggenheim Museum (New York), the Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco), the Whitney Museum (New York) and the Georges Pompidou Center (Paris). Her award-winning films have been screened at film and video festivals in the United States and abroad, including the San Francisco International Film Festival; the Toronto International Film Festival; the Fringe Film & Video Festival, Edinburgh; the Muu Media Festival, Helsinki; and the Berlin Video Festival. She has been honored with a variety of awards and grants, including an Alpert/Cal Arts Award in Film/Video, 1999; Xerox Parc Artist Fellowship, Palo Alto, CA, 1995; John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, 1994; and a Fulbright Fellowship to Yugoslavia, 1989. She is a professor of Media Studies at the California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco. Jeanne C. Finley and John Muse have worked collaboratively on numerous experimental documentaries and multi-channel video installations since 1988. These works have been exhibited nationally and internationally, at festivals and galleries, including the San Francisco International Film Festival, Berlin Video Festival, Toronto, and World Wide Video Festival. They received a Creative Capital Foundation Grant in 2000, and served as Artists in Residence at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center from 1995 to 1996. Finley and Muse published an essay detailing their experience at Xerox PARC in "Art and Innovation," MIT Press, 1998 ( Finley and Muse's film, video and installation credits include: "The Trial of Harmony and Invention," 2000; "The Adventures of Blacky," 1999; and "O Night Without Objects," 1998. These works have won awards at festivals such as the International Jewish Festival, the Charlotte Film Festival and the Black Maria Film & Video Festival.