Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance

Mimi Lien

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2012

Mimi Lien designs sets and environments for theatre, dance, and opera. She is an artistic associate with Pig Iron Theatre Company and The Civilians, two companies that generate original performance pieces. She collaborated at MacDowell with Lear deBessonet, Dan Hurlin, and Suli Holum on an original puppet performance piece about Pearl Buck in China.

In 2017, she won the Tony for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” (a play by Dave Malloy).



Mimi Lien worked in the Firth studio.

Originally a working barn perched atop the namesake hill of Hillcrest Farm, this building was converted to serve the arts in 1956. A grand set of windows was installed to make the large interior suitable for visual artists, bringing in abundant natural light from the north. The addition of a screened porch and accessible entrance ramp…

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