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Marilyn Jonassen grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and attended St Mary College. She moved to Seattle to find-and-follow her bliss. She then lived in Hawaii and Chicago, eventually returning to Seattle where she met and married her husband, Jim. They now make their home in Belltown.
Marilyn has been a volunteer on the Swedish Medical Center Art Committee since 2003 and works to support the inclusion of quality art in public and corporate spaces.
BFA 1995 Painting, University of Washington
1997 Plein Air Study, Provence
1997 Pratt Institute, Seattle, Washington
2004 Encaustic Painting with Jef Gunn at Pratt Institute
2004 Two-person show, Gary Manuel Studio
2005 Solo show at Starbucks, 1st Avenue, Seattle
2006 Solo show at NBBJ Architects
Many prestigious collections include work by Marilyn Jonassen, including the Seattle and Ballard campuses of Swedish Medical Center.