Finley + Muse Bio

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The collaborative works of Jeanne C. Finley and John Muse are powered by the friction created between despair and its antidote, engaged storytelling.  Finley and Muse marry the fictional with the documentary, the still with the moving image, the vernacular with cultivated elegance, the mythic with the mundane, and monumental social forces with 
the most humble of narratives.”  —Mark Alice Durant, 2003

Since 1988 Jeanne C. Finley and John Muse have worked collaboratively on numerous experimental documentaries and installations.  These works have been exhibited nationally and internationally, at festivals and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Biennial, San Francisco International Film Festival, Berlin Video Festival, Toronto, and World Wide Video Festival.  In 2001 they received a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship.  Additional awards include a Creative Capital Foundation Grant and an Artists in Residence at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center.