Timeline

1966
Born in Charlotte, USA
Studied at University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
Lives and works in New York, USA

Exhibitions

2013
Ena Swansea: Fugitive Scenes, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, USA (solo)
Ena Swansea: The Delight of Painting, 13 Art Project, Seoul, South Korea (solo)
Manifesto, FIAF Gallery, New York, USA
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music, Friedman Benda Gallery, New York, USA
2011–2012
PSYCHO, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany
2011
Ena Swansea, organized by ARNDT Berlin, New York, USA (solo)
Printer’s Proof, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York, USA
Art2, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA
2010
Corrida Goyesque, temporary sand painting at Arena d’Arles, Arles, France (solo)
Armory Show, ARNDT booth, New York, USA (solo)
New Light, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
Changing the World, ARNDT, Berlin, Germany
From the Beginning, 313 Art Project, Seoul, South Korea
2009
Water is Best, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
Naked!, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA
2008
Arndt & Partner, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Ena Swansea 2002–2008, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM), Luxembourg (solo)
André Schlechtriem, New York, USA (solo)
2007
André Schlechtriem Temporary Inc., New York, USA (solo)
True Romance: Allegories of Love from the Renaissance to the Present, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria. Travelled to: Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany; Kunsthalle zu Kiel der Christian-Albrechts-Universitat, Kiel, Germany
2006
Armory Show, Galerie Crone booth, New York, USA (solo)
WoMA, André Schlechtriem Temporary Inc., New York, USA
New Work, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York, USA
Big Pictures, Small Pictures, White Sculpture, The Cartin Collection, Hartford, USA
Figuring the Landscape, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Conneticut, Storrs, USA
The Triumph of Painting - Part 3, The Saatchi Gallery, London, England
Zurück zur Figur. Malerei der Gegenwart., Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, Germany
2005
Geschichtenerzähler, Galerie der Gegenwart, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Greater New York 2005, P.S.1 MoMA, New York, USA
The Triumph of Painting, The Saatchi Gallery, London, England
Slices of Life: Blueprints of the Self in Painting, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, USA
Galerie Crone, Andreas Osarek, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Goetz Meets Falkenberg, Sammlung Falkenberg, Hamburg, Germany
Flower Power, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York, USA
Story-Tellers, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Slices of Life: Blueprints of the Self in Painting, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, USA
2004
Situation, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert Inc., New York, USA (solo)
X rays, Mario Diacono at Ars Libri, Boston, USA (solo)
Central Station: La Collection Harald Falckenberg, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Portraits, Esso Gallery, New York, USA
2003
Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York, USA (solo)
After Matisse Picasso, MoMA P.S.1, New York, USA
2002
The Reality of Shadows, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, USA (solo)
2001
The Tipping Point, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, USA
2000
Abstraction, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, USA
Gardens of Pleasure, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, USA
1998
Equilibrium of the Senses, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, USA
Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
1997
Dorothy Blau Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, USA (solo)
Drawings and Paintings, Wooster Gardens, New York, USA
1996
Scratch, Thread Waxing Space, New York, USA
1995
P.S. 122 Gallery, New York, USA (with Robert Miller)
1994
Tom Tavelli Gallery, Aspen, USA (with John Torreano)
Painting After Nature Center of Contemporary Art, North Miami, USA
FL Reverence, 313 Gallery, New York, USA
1992
The Midtown Flower Show, Midtown Payson Gallery, New York traveled to the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, USA
Pictures to Prove to It, 313 Gallery, New York, USA
Éby foul subtraction (The AIDS Body Bag Project), Jersey City State College, Jersey City, USA
1985
Corporate Lobby: Art for the Corporate Culture, Mokotoff Gallery, New York, USA
Feminists and Misogynists. . . Together at Last, Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle, USA
Baccanalia, New York Public Library, Tompkins Square Branch, New York, USA
Start Again, Ground Zero Gallery, New York, USA
Compunctive Portraits of Joan of Arc, P.P.O.W., New York, USA
Tight As Spring, Semaphore Gallery, Kamikaze Club, New York, USA
American Occult, Kamikaze Club, New York, USA
Not Another Theme Show, Michael Katz Gallery, New York, USA
1984
Racist America, Dramatis Personae Gallery, New York, USA
The East Village Look & Mac220; Again, Frank Bernarducci Gallery at Danceteria Club, New York, USA
New York, Art and Ego, New York Academy of Art, New York, USA

Literature

2006
Koerner von Gustorf, Oliver: Die im Dunkeln sieht man doch, Monopol, Februar/März, Nr. 1/2006
2005
Keller, Maximilian: Galerie Crone, Ena Swansea, Die Welt, Berliner Kunstmarkt, 27.05., S. 38. (2005)
2004
Obrist, Hans Ulrich; Dreyfus, Laurence; Delpeux, Sophie: Central Station, (2004) p.122
2004
Bellini, Andrea: New York Tales, Flash Art, November – December (2004) pp.106 – 108
2004
Katz, Alex; Swansea, Ena: Like a Quarter Mile Race - Alex Katz and Ena Swansea in conversation, Parkett No. 72, insert, pp. 8-19. (2004)
2004
Danatt, Adrian: The Feeling of Now, The Art Newspaper, No. 150, September (2004) p. 32
2004
Cohen, David: An Animated Awkwardness, The New York Sun, September 16, Vol. 120, No. 106, New York. Front page, cont. p. 19. (2004)
2004
O.A.: Dictionary of Painters, Flash Art, July– August (2004)
2004
Kuntz, Melissa: Ena Swansea at Gasser and Grunert, Art in America, January (2004)
2003
Garwood, Deborah: Ena Swansea at Klemens Gasser and Tanja Grunert, Inc artcritical.com, Spring (2003)
2003
Lehrman, Karen: Fall by Ena Swansea, Watercolor, Oct. 15 - Nov. 16 at the New York School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture artnet.com (2003)
1999
Katz, Vincent: Art in America NEW YORK: Ena Swansea at Robert Miller. 6/1 (1999)
Schwabsky, Barry: The Triumph of Painting: The Saatchi Gallery
O.A.: Reality of Shadows, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia. With a catalog essay by Carter Ratcliff