Writing portfolio for Lisa Mikulski


Lisa Mikulski is a writer and photographer recently repatriated to the United States after four and a half years in Sweden. Now based in Boston, MA, Lisa’s words and images have appeared in numerous publications in print and online. While in living in Sweden, she wrote for Göteborg Daily, Simple Things – UK, The Swedish Institute, The Local Sweden, Nordstjernan, and Sleeklens. In the States, her work has been regularly featured in Artscope Magazine, The New Haven Arts Paper, AIGA – The professional association for design, The Hartford Business Journal, and INK Publications.

Lisa is presently compiling her first book of black and white street photography from Connecticut, Boston, and Gothenburg venues. She is also working on her first memoir.

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Thank you for visiting and for your interest in my work. I invite you to also visit my website 2sweden4love.com for additional writings on Scandinavian culture and news. While 2S4L is no longer active it presents a good amount of the writing I was doing while in Gothenburg. (2012 – 2016)

Artscope Magazine – Philippe Charles Jacquet – Dreamscapes of a World Contained (May/June2017)
Review and profile of the work of Philippe Charles Jacquet
See an excerpt here

Hello Boston! (May 2017)
My return to the US and settling in Boston. An introduction to my work – Writing and Photography
http://lisamikulski.com/index.php/2017/05/16/hello-boston-writing-and-photography/

Artscope Magazine – Copley Society and Interview with Duken Delpe (March/April 2017)
Having helped Artscope establish itself in Connecticut years ago, I was thrilled to contribute to Artscope’s 11th Anniversary issue with two articles as soon as I returned to the States in 2017.
From the editor: “Lisa Mikulski, who returns to these pages after four years in Sweden, interviews Haiti-born Duken Delpe, whose recyclable and found object creations are headed for Art Olympia in Tokyo, Japan, and this year’s South Shore Indie Music Festival; his work can currently be seen at Boston’s Liquid Art House and W Hotel. She also previewed the Copley Society of Art’s “Shaken and Stirred: 2017 Winter Members Show.”
Link to PDF

10 Swedish Superwomen – for Sweden’s official website, Sweden.se (2016)
A team effort along with illustrator and the editor for Swedish Institute.
https://sweden.se/culture-traditions/10-swedish-superwomen/

The Swedish Forest (July 2016)
Human interest in the notion of forest healing.
http://2sweden4love.com/2016/07/22/the-swedish-forest/

Interview with Photographer Mike Shaw – For Sleeklens (Nov 2016)
https://sleeklens.com/interview-mike-f-shaw/

How Photography Saved My Life – For Sleeklens (Oct 2016)
https://sleeklens.com/photography-saved-life/

Göteborg: Recruiting Grounds For IS (Nov 2015)
The new reality of living in Sweden, and Europe, while under threat of terrorism and the possibility of local threats.
http://2sweden4love.com/2015/11/15/goteborg-recruiting-grounds-for-is/

Paul McCloskey – Omega Art Review (June 2015)
A review of Irish artist Paul McCloskey’s work, Omega. This copy was also used by Paul for PR purposes and press releases.
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My Gothenburg – for Simple Things UK (May 2015)
An interview conducted with me by the UK publication Simple Things which also included several layout pages of my photography of the city of Gothenburg.
https://issuu.com/thesimplethings/docs/sim35.maysampler

Afrah Nasser – for Göteborg Daily (Jan 2015)
Article written for Göteborg Daily on freelance writer and blogger who was featured on CNN, BBC, Democracy now. Living now in Göteborg, Nasser, a self exiled political refugee focuses on human rights violations and revolution in Yemen. Because I am presently unsure of Göteborg Daily’s presence in Sweden, I include the piece within the pages of my blog 2sweden4love.com
http://2sweden4love.com/2015/01/05/afrah-nasser-gotebory-daily/

Sweden Seems to Forget the ‘Other’ Immigrants – for The Local Sweden (May 22, 2014)
This piece was picked up by The Local for publication in 2014. It examines the Swedish idea of immigration and what is meant by integration in that Scandinavian country. This piece along with another on immigration helped to kick start my writing career in Europe.
https://www.thelocal.se/20140522/sweden-forgets-the-other-immigrants

Volvo Group Cars and Trucks – Globe Trotter Magazine (Sept 2013)
An interview conducted with Volvo Test Driver Jeff Bird for Spoon Content Management in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Interview with Volvo Test Driver Jeff Bird

Adam Magyar at the Griffin – For Artscope Magazine (Nov 2013)
From the editor: “At times, stories match themselves with their writers. It just seemed perfect to match Lisa Mikulski, who helped Artscope establish itself in Connecticut before she moved to Sweden over a year ago, with the Hungarian photographer Adam Magyar, whose “Kontinuum” exhibition is on view at the Griffin Museum of Photography; they engaged in an email interview as Magyar flew from Japan to Germany to Lexington, Mass. for his opening reception.”
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Gothenburg Hotel Leaves Guests In The Cold – For The Local Sweden (March 25, 2013)
A Gothenburg hotel concept that is part social commentary, part installation, received worldwide attention by inviting guests to pay to be homeless for a night in the city.
https://www.thelocal.se/20130325/46918

Meet AIGA – for INK Magazine (Aug 2010)
While the national organization for AIGA has long been established, I sat on the Board of Directors for the newly founded Connecticut chapter for the Professional Association of Design. During my tenure, I provided for AIGA their first ever non-trade article in INK Publications.
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