Brian Clinnin

Brian is a native Chicagoan.  Since 2008 he’s been a Fort Worth-based painter and professor of theatre design and technology at Texas Christian University.  His recent credits include Marie Antoinette (Amphibian Stage), I Am My Own Wife, Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue (Water Tower Theatre), Stupid F***ing Bird (Stage West), Shakespeare in Love, Misalliance, The Tempest (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, Hamlet, and Romeo and Juliet (Trinity Shakespeare Festival).  Prior to this, he worked at Chicago Scenic Studios, creating scenery for projects such as ABC-7 Chicago State Street Studio Set, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Chicago Field Museum, and The Adler Planetarium.  He has trained at the University of Illinois, The Art Institute of Chicago, and The University of Kansas, from which he holds a BFA in Illustration and an MFA in Scenography.  Website:, Instagram: @bjclinnin.