Madonna © 2010 Marjorie Mikasen
From Self Directions Solo Show 2010
Read the Lincoln Journal Star Review here
Marjorie Mikasen, Artist
Marjorie Mikasen is an abstract, geometric, hard-edge acrylic painter working in Lincoln, Nebraska. She received an Individual Artist Fellowship Award from the Nebraska Arts Council in 2007. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions in Nebraska and in over 100 group exhibitions in 21 states, Canada, the UK, and Hungary. Originally from Chicago, Mikasen is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Minnesota, earning a B.A. degree in Studio Arts in 1981. She has worked as an artist in the Twin Cities and Denver before relocating to Lincoln in 1990.
Marjorie Mikasen is co-author of the nonfiction book ReAction! Chemistry in the Movies with Mark Griep published in July 2009 by Oxford University Press USA. It gives the perspectives of a scientist and artist on the dark and bright sides of chemistry found in 140 films. The authors were awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Officer Grant in the area of Public Understanding of Science to research and write the book.
Marjorie Mikasen and Mark Griep
Fascinating and engrossing...The book leaves the reader with plenty of ideas for films to see and some excellent stories about chemists and chemistry. But more than that it presents a fascinating view of chemistry, the movies and chemistry in the movies, which gives the reader plenty of food for thought next time a bit of chemistry appears on the silver screen; and this is perhaps far more than one might expect from a book about chemistry in the movies.
Press Coverage for
Chemical Heritage Magazine March 2010 review
Entrepreneur March 2010 review
Read the Education in Chemistry March 2010 review here
Read the Nature Chemistry February 2010 review here
Read the ScriptPhD January 2010 review
and author interview here
Read the October 2009 chemical review of The Informant on the OUP blog here
Motive Force ©2007 Marjorie Mikasen
Mikasen has work in Private and Public Collections Including:
Mauer Center for Public Health