Mimi Lien designs sets and environments for theatre, dance and opera. Having arrived at set design from a design in architecture, her work often focuses on the interaction between audience/environment and object/performer. She is an artistic associate with Pig Iron Theatre Company and the Civilians, and co-founder of JACK, a new art/performance space in Brooklyn. Her work has been presented at the Prague Quadrennial, and her sculpture was exhibited at the Storefront for Art and Architecture. Lien is a recipient of a Lucille Lortel Award, American Theatre Wing Hewes Design Award, Barrymore Award, Drama Desk nomination, Bar Area Critics Circle nomination, and has been a MacDowell Colony Fellow. In 2012 she received an OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence in Design.