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Jeanne C. Finley

Artist and filmmaker Jeanne Finley is works in various mediums including photography, video, and media installation. Finley’s films range from experimental to documentary forms and have been broadcast in the United States, Europe, Canada, and Japan. Her media work has been exhibited in festivals and museums throughout the world including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the 1993 and 1995 Whitney Biennial, the George Pompidou Center, the Amsterdam Documentary Festival and the San Francisco Film Festival. She has been the recipient of several grants including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Cal Arts/Alpert Award, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and the Phelan Award in Video. Some of Finley’s film credits include: Common Mistakes (1986), At the Museum: A Pilgrimage of Vanquished Objects (1989), Involuntary Conversion (1991), A.R.M. Around Moscow (1993), and O Night Without Objects (1998). Finley’s work has earned international acclaim and in 1990, she received a Fulbright Fellowship to Yugoslavia where she directed programs for Radio/TV Belgrade. In 1994 Finley was an Artist-in-Residence in Istanbul, Turkey through a grant from the Lila Wallace Readers Digest Foundation. Jeanne Finley is currently a Professor of Media Studies at the California College of Arts and Crafts and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter. (08/09)


Conversations Across the Bosphorous
A film by Jeanne C. Finley
in collaboration with Mine Y. Ternar, Gokcen Hava Art, and Pelin Esmer
, 1995, 42 min., Color

CONVERSATIONS ACROSS THE BOSPHOROUS intertwines the stories of two Muslim women from Istanbul - Gokcen, from an orthodox Islamic family who takes off ...



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