Lili Payne

Lili Payne is a seasoned professional muralist with 17 years of painting experience, and with a solid reputation for vivid designs, precise execution, and quality workmanship. Her work is found in such institutions as Minnesota’s Bell Museum, Macy’s Special Events (Chicago State Street and Minneapolis), a 2017 feature film (Wilson), and on numerous public and private walls around Minnesota. She was awarded an Honorable Mention at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair Fine Art Exhibit, and was featured on an episode of Pioneer Public Television’s Postcards, an award-winning art and culture program showcasing the people and communities of western Minnesota. Lili was raised on the Minnesota prairie in Morris, is an honors graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and a veteran of the professional theatre community of Minneapolis, working for years as a freelance Scenic Artist. The skills learned as a theatre painter plus an entrepreneurial spirit propelled her to shift her work to murals in 2009.