Selected articles and catalogues


  • Harper's Magazine, October Issue, area code, 108 x 82 in | 274 x 208 cm, in Ena Swansea - new paintings, Robilant + Voena Gallery St Moritz


  • Schwabsky, Barry, "Ena Swansea at Albertz Benda Gallery," Artforum, pp 216 - 217, February 2017


  • The Alchemic Magic of Ena Swansea's Floating Images, Art Asia Pacific, September/October 2016
  • When Innovative Art Meets Traditional Surroundings, Huffpost Arts & Culture April 26, 2016
  • An Empty Manhattan Apartment is Transformed into a Work of Art, Architectural Digest Online, April 20, 2016
  • Artful Installations Take Over a Grand Manhattan Apartment, Introspective Magazine, April 11, 2016
  • What Happens When Artists Take Over an Upper East Side Mansion, W Online, April 5, 2016


  • Rosenberg, Karen, "A Showcase for Buyers and Browsers," The New York Times, print edition Nov 14, 2014
  • Haden-Guest, Anthony, “New York, Are You Sitting Comfortably,” The Art Newspaper, June 2014
  • Barbaro, Theresa, “Ena Swansea exhibition - untitled nightlife,” L.I.Art Russia, Issue 38, pp 110 – 111, May 2014
  • Cohen, David, “Night and Day: Ena Swansea, Reversible.” artcritical, February 14, 2014
  • “Ena Swansea: untitled nightlife,” Wall Street International, January 29, 2014
  • Laluyan, Oscar. “PICTURE THIS: I love the nightlife at Friedman Benda.” Arte Fuse, January 28, 2014
  • “First exhibition at Friedman Benda for American painter Ena Swansea opens in New York”, artdaily, January 26, 2014.


  • Volk, Gregory. Catalogue, “Fugitive Scenes.” Locks Art Publications, 2013.
  • Cohen, David. “Come Like Shadows.” artcritical, December 18, 2013.
  • Wayne. “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” The Imagist. July 25, 2013.
  • Hernandez, Jennifer. “AND THOSE WHO WERE SEEN DANCING…” Cultured Magazine, July 24, 2013.
  • Omajola, Ope. “Raunch & Revelry: Nightlife at Friedman Benda Gallery.” Opening Ceremony New News, July 23, 2013.
  • Colucci, Emily. “Art Attack at Friedman Benda’s Glamorous Nightclubbing Exhibition.” Societe Perrier, July 23, 2013.
  • Baumgardner, Julie. “About Last Night: A Chelsea Gallery Made Over as a Decadent Nightclub.” T Magazine, July 18, 2013.
  • Small, Rachel. “Art’s Wild Night Out.” Interview Magazine, July 17, 2013.
  • Zhong, Fan. "Nights to Remember." W Magazine, July 16, 2013.
  • Kessler, Max. "A New Nightlife-centric Art Exhibit." Paper Magazine, July 16, 2013.
  • Cooper, Ashton. “Friedman Benda Curator on Turning Excessive Partying Into an Art Show.” Blouin Artinfo, July 16, 2013.
  • Lescaze, Zoë, Andrew Russeth, Michael H. Miller and Dan Duray, “11 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before July 21.” Gallerist NY, July 15, 2013.
  • Maida, Stephanie. “Everything You Need to Know This Week On New York’s Art Scene.” Guest of a Guest. July 14, 2013.
  • Frank, Priscilla. "Club Culture becomes Art at Freidman Benda.” Huffington Post, July 11, 2013.
  • "A painting corroded through time, Ena Swansea's first exhibition in Asia." Herald News, January 26, 2013.
  • "New York painter Ena Swansea, first solo exhibition in Asia." The Union Press, January 15, 2013.
  • "These paintings stole the philosophy of the Old Masters." Chosun Ilbo, January 14, 2013.
  • "Ena Swansea, The Delight of Painting." Spacek, January 12, 2013.
  • "Ena Swansea Exhibition at 313 Art Project." Noblesse Newspaper, January 10, 2013.
  • "Culture Calendar: Fresh Eyes." Casa Living, January 10, 2013.
  • "Ena Swansea." The Seoul Shinmun, January 9, 2013.
  • "Culture News: Ena Swansea," Yonhap News,  January 7, 2013.
  • "Ena Swansea, first solo show in Asia." CNB News & Journal, January 7, 2013.


  • Luckow, Dirk, Harald Falckenberg, Belinda Grace Gardner, Miriam Schoofs, and Ena Swansea. Catalogue, “Psycho: Ena Swansea und Robert Lucander.” Snoeck Publisher, 2012.
  • Thon, Ute. "Ena Swansea, Shadows of the Past," Das Kunstmagazin, pp 70 - 78, April 1, 2012.
  • Bracker, Jacobus. “Kultur:Psycho Ausstellung: Ich ist ein anderer.” Deutsches Adelsblatt, pp 20-23, Feb 24, 2012. [“Culture:Psycho Exhibition: I am another.”]
  • “Psycho: Ena Swansea und Robert Lucander.” KQ Daily, March 12, 2012.
  • Krolczyk, Radek. “Ungute Gefühle.” dschungel, March 25, 2012. [“Negative Feelings.”]
  • Maeck, Stefaie. “Verlängerung | Schoner Schaudern: Abgrundtiefe Malerei von Ena Swansea und Robert Lucander in der Sammlung Falckenberg.” Kunstreisen, pp 26 - 27, February-March, 2012. [“Extension | Shudder Saver: The abyss of Ena Swansea and Robert Lucander at the Falckenberg Collection.”]
  • Hohmeyer, Jurgen. “Surreale Beklemmungen: Ena Swansea und Robert Lucander in der Sammlung Falckenberg.” Kunstzeitung, p 10, February 7, 2014. [“Surreal Anxiety: Ena Swansea and Robert Lucander at the Falckenberg Collection.”]
  •  “Psycho: Ena Swansea und Robert Lucander.” monopol, Issue 2, p 115, January 19, 2012.
  • Vattes, Katrin. “Emotional Gaps.” art Das Kunstmagazin, January 18, 2012.
  • Engler, Katja. “Das Kabinett des Doktor Falckenberg: In den Phoenix Hallen spielen zwei Maler virtuos mit unbewussten Angsten.” Die Welt, p 34, January 5, 2012. [“The Cabinet of Dr. Falckenberg: In the Phoenix Hall two virtuoso painters with unconscious anxieties.”]


  • Falckenberg, Harald, Belinda Grace Gardner, Dirk Luckow, Miriam Schoofs and Ena Swansea. Psycho: Ena Swansea, Robert Lucander, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft, Cologne (exhibition cat., pub. December 2011)
  • Büsing, Nicole and Heiko Klaas. “Im menschlichen Abgrund: Die Hamburger Doppel-Schau “Psycho” zeigt Ena Swansea und Robert Lucander.” Grafschafter Nachrichten, p 20, December 30, Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung, p 26, December 30 and Rheiderland, p 23, December 30, 2011.[“In the human abyss: The Hamburg double show "Psycho" shows Ena Swansea and Robert Lucander.”]
  • “Psycho, surreal und subversiv: Ena Swansea und Robert Lucander in Phoenix-Hallen.” Der Neue Ruf, p 2, December 24, 2011. [“Psycho, surreal und subversive: Ena Swansea und Robert Lucander in Phoenix-Hallen.”]
  • Jahn, Wolf. “Fragmente der Seele: Die Ausstellung ‘Psycho’ in den Harburger Phoenix-Hallen zeigt Arbeiten von Ena Swansea und Robert Lucander.” Hamburger Abendblatt, p 15, December 21, 2011. [“Fragments of the Soul: "Psycho" in the Harburg Phoenix Halls shows works by Ena Swansea and Robert Lucander.”]
  • Büsing, Nicole and Heiko Klaas. “Szenarien der Beunruhigung: Doppelausstellung "Psycho" in den Hamburger Deichtorhallen / Sammlung Falckenberg.” Kieler Nachrichten, p 17, December 20, 2011. [“Scenarios of Concern: Dual Exhibition "Psycho" at the Hamburg Deichtorhallen / Falckenberg Collection.”]
  • Engler, Katja. “Harburger Symphonie des Grauens.” Welt am Sonntag, Edition 51, December 18, 2011. [“Harburg's Symphony of Horror.”]
  • “Ena Swansea und Robert Lucander - Psycho | Sammlung Falckenberg.” Netplanet Harburg - Magazin Kultur, pp 1 - 11, December 16, 2011.
  • Waldmann, Judith. “Psycho.” Stadtlichh, Issue # 5, December 1, 2011.
  • “Ausstellungen: Agenten des Abgrunds.” Der Spiegel, p 122, November 28, 2011. [“Exhibitions: Agents of the Abyss.”]
  • “Psycho - Das unheimliche in der Malerei.” Elbe Wochenblatt, November 23, 2011. [“Psycho - The Uncanny in Painting.”]
  • von Thurn und Taxis, Elisabeth. "TNT: Inside the Studios of Five New York Artists,”, Nov 11, 2011, p 8.
  • “Hamburger Kunstausstellung spiegelt dunkle Seiten der Seele wieder.” dapd nachrichten gmbh, November 10, 2011. [“Hamburg art exhibition reflects a dark side of the soul.”]
  • Von Thurn Und Taxis, Elisabeth. "TNT: Inside The Studio of Five New York Artists." Editorial, Vogue, p 4, November, 2011.
  • Talley, Andre Leon. “Life with Andre: Portrait Mode,” Vogue, p.182, April, 2011.
  • Finch, Charlie. "Departure," ArtNet Magazine, p.1, March 8, 2011.


  • Rabinowitz, Cay Sophie. “Picture Perfect: Ena Swansea.” FANTOM, Issue 05, pp 60-65, Fall 2010.
  • Othnin-Girard, Alain. “La feria du riz a trové son style.” Arles Magazine, Issue 145, Cover, p9, October, 2010.
  • de Montebello, Roger. “Arles en Bleu.” Arty Parade, October 29, 2010.
  • Hayden Guest, Anthony. “Toro! Painting the Goyesque.” The Daily Beast, September 30, 2010.
  • Zaoui, Julie. “La vent balaie le ciel: brillent les souvenirs en bleu Swansea.” La Provence, p5, September 14, 2014. ["The wind sweeps the sky: memories shine in a blue Swansea"]
  • Zaoui, Julie. “Comme sur un nuage Ils tutoient les anges.” La Provence, pp 2-3, September 12, 2010. [“Like a cloud, they flirt with angels”]
  • Aries, Silvie. “Des taureux dans la tête.” La Provence, front page and p32, September 9, 2010. [“Bulls in the head”]
  • Hayden-Guest, Anthony. “A New York artist in the Spanish tradition.” The Art Newspaper, September 1, 2010.
  • Aries, Silvie. “De New York à Arles les trajectoires de la feria du riz.” La Provence, pp 2-3, April 5, 2010.  [“New York to Arles, trajectories of the Feria du Riz”]


  • Rattemeyer, Chritian, Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rotthschild Contemporary Drawings Collection, Catalogue Raisonné, The Museum of Modern Art, New York: p 263.


  • Tuymans, Luc and Cay Sophie Rabinowitz. Ena Swansea – new paintings, André Schlechtriem Temporary Inc., New York, NY (exhibition cat.)
  • Gadner, Buhrs, Matt. True Romance, DuMont, Cologne (cat.): pp 101, 117
  • Sandler, Irving. “In Conversation: Ena Swansea with Irving Sandler.” The Brooklyn Rail, Nov. 2008: pp 30-32.
  • Birkholz, Holger. “Dull Mirrors: On Ena Swansea.” CHECKPOINT|ARNDT & PARTNER, Issue #6, Sept. – Dec. 2009: pp 50-57


  • Riese, Ute and Gerhard Finckh, et al. Symbolismus und die Kunst der Gegenwart, Wuppertal von der Heydt Museum (cat.): pp 38, 50,179 -180
  • Cohen, David. “Ornamental Agility.” The New York Sun, Mar. 1 2007
  • Dannat, Adrian. “Image Alchemy.” artnet, March 2007


  • Lange, Christiane and Florian Metzner. Malerei der Gegenwart, Zurück zur Figur, Prestel, Munich (cat.): pp 184-185 Return to the Figure: Contemporary Paintings
  • Koerner von Gustorf, Oliver. “Die im Dunkeln sieht man noch.” monopol, no.1, Feb./Mar. 2006: pp 68-79. “And You Do See Those in the Dark”


  • Biesenbach, Klaus. Greater New York 2005, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City (cat.): p 322.
  • Gingeras, Alison and Barry Schwabsky. The Triumph of Painting, The Saatchi Gallery, Jonathan Cape, Random House, London (cat.): pp 288-291.
  • Heil, Axel and Wolfgang Schoppmann. Most Wanted: The Olbricht Collection, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne (cat.): pp: 20, 42-43, 70.
  • Krepler, Ute. “Ena Swansea” ARTinvestor, No. 04, 2005: pp: 51-53.
  • Pernegger, Karin, Walter Seidl, Nicole Six and Paul Petritsch. Slices of Life: Blueprints of the Self in Painting, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, TypoDruckSares, Austria (cat.): pp 14-15.


  • Obrist, Hans Ulrich, Laurence Dreyfus and Sophie Delpeux. Central Station, collection of Harald Falckenberg, à La maison rouge, Fage èditons, Paris (cat.): p 122.
  • Katz, Alex and Ena Swansea. “Like a Quarter Mile Race Alex Katz and Ena Swansea in conversation.” Parkett, No. 72, Dec. 2004. insert: pp 8-19.
  • Bellini, Andrea. “New York Tales.” Flash Art, Nov. - Dec. 2004: pp 106 – 108.
  • Cohen, David. “An Animated Awkwardness.” The New York Sun, Vol. 120, No 106, Sept.16, 2004: cover, p 19.
  • Danatt, Adrian.  “The Feeling of Now.” The Art Newspaper,  No. 150, Sept. 2004: p 32.
  • “Dictionary of Painters.” Flash Art, July–Aug. 2004.
  • Kuntz, Melissa. “Ena Swansea at Gasser and Grunert.” Art in America, Jan. 2004.


  • Lehrman, Karen. “Watercolor, A critical celebration: Fall by Ena Swansea.”
  • Garwood, Deborah, “Ena Swansea at Klemens Gasser and Tanja Grunert, Inc.”, Spring 2003


  • Ratcliff, Carter. Ena Swansea, Reality of Shadows, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia (exhibition cat.)