Ena Swansea  (American, 1966) 


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Ena Swansea Biography
1966   Born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  Studied at University of South Florida, Tampa
  Lives and works in New York City
Selected Exhibitions
2013   Ena Swansea: Fugitive Scenes, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
2013   Ena Swansea: The Delight of Painting, 13 Art Project, Seoul, South Korea (solo)
2013   Manifesto, FIAF Gallery, New York, NY
2013   And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music, Friedman Benda Gallery, New York, NY
2011 - 2012   PSYCHO, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany
2011   Ena Swansea, organized by ARNDT Berlin, New York, NY (solo)
2011   Printer’s Proof, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York, NY
2011   Art2, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
2010   Corrida Goyesque, temporary sand painting at Arena d’Arles, Arles, France (solo)
2010   Armory Show, ARNDT booth, New York, NY (solo)
2010   New Light, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2010   Changing the World, ARNDT, Berlin, Germany
2010   From the Beginning, 313 Art Project, Seoul, South Korea
2009   Water is Best, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2009   Naked!, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
2008   Arndt & Partner, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2008   Ena Swansea 2002–2008, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM), Luxembourg (solo)
2008   André Schlechtriem, New York, NY(solo)
2007   André Schlechtriem Temporary Inc., New York, NY (solo)
2007   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, NY (solo)
2006   WoMA, André Schlechtriem Temporary Inc., New York, NY
2006   New Work, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York, NY
2006   Big Pictures, Small Pictures, White Sculpture, The Cartin Collection, Hartford, CT
2006   Figuring the Landscape, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Conneticut, Storrs, CT
2006   The Triumph of Painting - Part 3, The Saatchi Gallery, London
2006   Zurück zur Figur. Malerei der Gegenwart., Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich
2005   Geschichtenerzähler, Galerie der Gegenwart, Hamburger Kunsthalle
2005   Greater New York 2005, P.S.1 MoMA, New York
2005   The Triumph of Painting, The Saatchi Gallery, London
2005   Slices of Life: Blueprints of the Self in Painting, Austrian Cultural Forum, NY
2005   Galerie Crone, Andreas Osarek, Berlin (solo)
2005   Goetz Meets Falkenberg, Sammlung Falkenberg, Hamburg, Germany
2005   Flower Power, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York, NY
2005   Story-Tellers, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
2005   Slices of Life: Blueprints of the Self in Painting, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, NY
2004   Situation, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert Inc., New York (solo)
2004   X rays, Mario Diacono at Ars Libri, Boston, Massachusetts (solo)
2004   Central Station: La Collection Harald Falckenberg, La Maison Rouge, Paris
2004   Portraits, Esso Gallery, New York
2003   Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York (solo)
2003   After Matisse Picasso, P.S.1, New York
2002   The Reality of Shadows, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia (solo)
2001   The Tipping Point, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia
2001   Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
2000   Abstraction, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI
2000   Gardens of Pleasure, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
1998   Equilibrium of the Senses, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, NY
1998   Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1997   Dorothy Blau Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, FL (solo)
1997   Drawings and Paintings, Wooster Gardens, New York, NY
1996   Scratch, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY
1995   P.S. 122 Gallery, New York, NY (with Robert Miller)
1994   Tom Tavelli Gallery, Aspen, CO (with John Torreano)
1994   Painting After Nature Center of Contemporary Art, North Miami
1994   FL Reverence, 313 Gallery, New York, NY
1992   The Midtown Flower Show, Midtown Payson Gallery, New York traveled to the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
1992   Pictures to Prove to It, 313 Gallery, New York, NY
1992   Éby foul subtraction (The AIDS Body Bag Project), Jersey City State College, Jersey City, NJ
1985   Corporate Lobby: Art for the Corporate Culture, Mokotoff Gallery, New York
1985   Feminists and Misogynists. . . Together at Last, Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
1985   Baccanalia, New York Public Library, Tompkins Square Branch, New York New York
1985   Start Again, Ground Zero Gallery, New York
1985   Compunctive Portraits of Joan of Arc, P.P.O.W., New York
1985   Tight As Spring, Semaphore Gallery, Kamikaze Club, New York
1985   American Occult, Kamikaze Club, New York
1985   Not Another Theme Show, Michael Katz Gallery, New York
1984   Racist America, Dramatis Personae Gallery, New York
1984   The East Village Look & Mac220; Again, Frank Bernarducci Gallery at Danceteria Club, New York
1984   New York, Art and Ego, New York Academy of Art, New York
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