Jeanne C. Finley at PSU
The PSU Monday Night MFA lecture series continues with a talk by experimental film producer, artist and CCA professor Jeanne C. Finley. Working with diverse subject matter - including an account of an American-Russian matchmaking trip, a young girl's experiences at a Baptist youth retreat, the story of a former Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon and narratives from two Muslim women living in Instanbul - Finley returns again and again to the documentary form to explore the relationship between individual identity, cultural forces and the forms of media through which these experiences are mediated.
Jeanne C. Finley is a media artist who works in experimental and documentary forms. Her work has been exhibited in international institutions including the Guggenheim Museum, SF and NY Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum and the George Pompidou Center. She has been the recipient of several grants including a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, Creative Capital Foundation Grant, Cal Arts/Alpert Award, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, Arts-Link Fellowship and the Phelan Award in Video.
Since 1989 she has worked in collaboration with John Muse on many installation and video projects. During 1990 Finley received a Fulbright Fellowship to Yugoslavia where she directed programs for Radio/TV Belgrade. In 1994 she was an Artist-in-Residence in Istanbul, Turkey through a grant from the Lila Wallace Readers Digest Foundation. In 2001 she received an Arts-Link fellowship to Sarajevo to create a film and website with Bosnian media artists
Finley's film and video credits include: Loss Prevention, 2000, O Night Without Objects, a Trilogy, 1998, A.R.M. Around Moscow, 1993, Involuntary Conversion, 1991 and Nomads at the 25 Door, 1991. These tapes have won awards at international festivals such as the San Francisco, Atlanta, Berlin Video Festival, Toronto, and World Wide Video Festival.
Finley is a Professor of Media Studies at the California College of the Arts and currently lives in San Francisco with her husband, daughter and son. Her gallery work is represented by the Patricia Sweetow Gallery and her films are distributed by Video Data Bank, Women Make Movies and Electronic Arts Intermix.
Next in the series: James Lavadourhttp://www.portlandart.net/archives/2006/09/james_and_joey.html on Dec 4th
Lecture · Monday, November 27th · 8:15 p
PSU 5th Avenue Cinema · 510 SW Hall St. Room 92 (on the corner of 5th & Hall)
Funded in part by PICA, PNCA, Reed College, Lewis & Clark College and The Affair at the Jupiter Hotel