Ena Swansea (b. 1966) lives and works in New York. Raised in North Carolina, Swansea studied film at the University of South Florida.
Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally – Swansea was included in Greater New York at MoMA PS1 in 2005, and The Triumph of Painting at the Saatchi Gallery London in 2006. In 2008, she had her first museum survey at the Musee d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg. In 2011, The Deichtorhallen Hamburg/ Collection Falckenberg organized a two-person survey of Ena Swansea and Robert Lucander, featuring forty of Swansea's paintings from European collections.
Swansea’s work is included in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Cornell University's Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY; Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL; Galerie Neue Meister/Albertinum Dresden, Germany; and Deichtorhallen, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg. In 2001, Swansea received the Hassam, Speicher, Betts and Symons Purchase Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.