Past Installation
Baryshnikov Arts Center Presents

Jennifer Tipton

Our Days and Night (World Premiere)

November 17-19, 2022

Illustrious lighting designer Jennifer Tipton will share an exhibit of light designed to show the relationship of the earth to the sun, tracing the origin and precarity of the sun’s support of life, and exploring the visual archetypes of the seasons. Theater artist Ain Gordon and choreographer and dancer Liz Gerring will activate the installation. Space design by Michael Yeargan and sound design by Scott Lehrer.


Jennifer Tipton was the recipient of the 2019-20 Cage Cunningham Fellowship, an award established in 2015 for artists who demonstrate John Cage and Merce Cunningham’s commitment to artistic innovation.

Jennifer Tipton
Artist Bio

Jennifer Tipton

Jennifer Tipton is well known for her lighting for theater, opera and dance. Her recent work in theater includes TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD for Broadway, Beckett’s FIRST LOVE for ZOOM and all of Richard Nelson’s Rhinebeck plays.

Her recent work in opera includes Ricky Ian Gordon’s INTIMATE APPAREL with libretto by Lynn Nottage, based on her play by the same name, at the Lincoln Center Mitzi Newhouse Theater; her recent work in dance includes Lauren Lovette’s PENTIMENTO for the Paul Taylor Company and Balanchine’s MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM for the Paris Opera Ballet. Among many awards she has received the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in 2001, the Jerome Robbins Prize in 2003 and in 2008 she was awarded the USA “Gracie” Fellowship and a MacArthur Fellowship. She has lit Paul Taylor dances since her beginning in light.

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