Born 1962 - Roanoke, VA
Since 1988, John Muse has worked collaboratively with Jeanne Finley on numerous experimental documentaries and multi-channel video installations. These works have been exhibited nationally and internationally at festivals and galleries, including the San Francisco International Film Festival, Berlin Video Festival, Toronto, and the World Wide Video Festival. Their works have also won awards at festivals such as the International Jewish Festival, the Charlotte Film Festival and the Black Maria Film & Video Festival. Finley+Muse were featured artists at the 2009 Flaherty Seminar, received a Rockefeller Foundation Media Arts Fellowship in 2002, a Creative Capital Foundation Grant in 2000, and served as Artists in Residence at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center from 1995 to 1996.
Their film, video, and installation credits include Sleeping Under Stars, Living Under Satellites (2010), Imaginative Feats Literally Presented: Three Fables for Video Projection (2009), The Trial of Harmony and Invention (2003), The Adventures of Blacky (1999), and O Night Without Objects (1998). Their gallery work is represented by the Patricia Sweetow Gallery.
John Muse is currently a visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Exhibitions Faculty Liaison at Haverford College.