ENA SWANSEA
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snow in charlotte, 2016
Oil, pigment ink, pastel and acrylic on silver polyester
90 x 150 inches
228.6 x 381 cm

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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.

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October 27 - December 17, 2016
Albertz Benda
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Ena Swansea
ARTFORUM
February 2017
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The Alchemic Magic of Ena Swansea's Floating Images
Art Asia Pacific
September/October 2016
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When Innovative Art Meets Traditional Surroundings
Huffpost Arts & Culture
April 26, 2016
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An Empty Manhattan Apartment is Transformed into a Work of Art
Architectural Digest Online
April 20, 2016
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Artful Installations Take Over a Grand Manhattan Apartment
Introspective Magazine
April 11, 2016
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What Happens When Artists Take Over an Upper East Side Mansion
W Online
April 5, 2016
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A Showcase for Browsers and Buyers
The New York Times,
November 14, 2014
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Night and Day: Ena Swansea, Reversable
artcritical,
February 14, 2014
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Ena Swansea: untitled nightlife
Wall Street International,
January 29, 2014
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And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music
The Imagist,
July 15, 2013
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AND THOSE WHO WERE SEEN DANCING...
Cultured Magazine,
July 24, 2013
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Raunch & Revelry: Nightlife at Friedman Benda Gallery
Opening Ceremony New News,
July 23, 2013
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About Last Night | A Chelsea Gallery, Made Over as a Decadent Nightclub
The New York Times Style Magazine,
July 18, 2013
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Art's Wild Night Out
Interview,
July 17, 2013.
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Friedman Benda Curator on Turning Excessive Partying Into an Art Show
ARTINFO,
July 16, 2013
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Nights to Remember
W Magazine,
July 16, 2013
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11 Things to Do in New York's Art World Before July 21
Gallerist NY,
July 15, 2013
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Everything You Need to Know This Week On New York's Art Scene
Guest of a Guest,
July 14, 2013
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Club Culture Becomes Art At Friedman Benda's Nightlife-Centric Group Show
The Huffington Post,
July 11, 2013
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Preview Images From A New Nightlife-Centric Art Exhibit
Paper Magazine,
July 2013
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Ena Swansea und Robert Lucander
artnews.org
December 2011
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TNT: Inside the Studios of Five New York Artists
Vogue Daily
November 4, 2011
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Toro! Painting the Goyesque
The Daily Beast
September 30, 2010
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Image Alchemy
ARTNET,
February 2007
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Ena Swansea
artcritical
May 1, 2003
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Shadow Paintings
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 15, 2002