Michael Swaney

Biography / CV

Michael Swaney, born 1978 in Kimberley, British Columbia, lives and works in Barcelona, Spain. After studying Fine Art Foundations at University of Victoria, Swaney graduated from Vancouver’s Capilano University in 2000 with a degree in Illustration and Design.

His recent solo exhibtions include Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, Rafael Pérez Hernando, Madrid and Sculptures & Groceries, Krets, Malmö, Hut 1 Paintings 4, Blokker, Madrid. He participated recently in The Dot Project, London, Needles And Pens, San Francisco, Left Field Gallery, San Luis Obispo, USA and Allouche Gallery, Versace Versace Versace, Miami.

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2016

Ens Inspira
October 27, 2016. TimeOut Barcelona

2015

Swaney, lo popular
May 3, 2015. Tomás Paredes, La Vanguardia

Agenda AD
April, 2015. AD Magazine

2014

En la caverna de Windows
March 2, 2014. Angel Luis Sucasas, El Pais – Cultura

Internet es una choza
February 19, 2014. Julia Varela, Rtve - Siglo 21

2013

Galerías ‘pop up’
May 27, 2013. Roberta Bosco, El Pais – Cultura

Tu, yo y la curiosidad
May 23, 2013. Leticia Blanco, El Mundo – Tendencias

Mike Swaney y la pintura posinternet
February 25, 2013. Josina Suarez, El Pais – Cultura

2011

Ding Dong
April 15, 2011. Focus

Les Malins plaisirs de Michael Swaney
April 8, 2011. Arts Libre

2010

El metarrealismo de Mike Swaney
October 30, 2010. Juan Bufill, La Vanguardia

Interview February - May, 2010. The Gutenberg’s Quarterly, Issue 2

2009

Barcelona: Arte Contra la Apatia
October 2, 2009. Xavi Sancho, El Pais

Collage I Misteri a Iguapoop Gallery
September 11, 2009. Marc Varga, QueFem?

2008

Interview, 2008.
Beautiful Decay Magazine, Issue X

Sense of mystery permeates Julie Morstad and Michael Swaney’s works
September 24, 2008. Robin Laurence, Georgia Straight

2007

Entre dos culturas
November 17, 2007. Jose Javier Fernandez, Diario Vasco

Arte expontaneo, sin fisuras
November 2007. Gipuzkoa

Interview
Fall 2007. Redux Mag #25

Cover image/Interview

  1. Modart, Issue 13

Works

Daisy, 2016, Acrylic on linen, 150 x 150 cm

Daisy, 2016, Acrylic on linen, 150 x 150 cm

Lady bug big, 2016, Enamel, acrylic and oil pastel on linen, 150 x 159 cm

Lady bug big, 2016, Enamel, acrylic and oil pastel on linen, 150 x 159 cm

Fam din, 2016, Acrylic, enamel and oil pastel on fabric, 150 x 150 cm

Fam din, 2016, Acrylic, enamel and oil pastel on fabric, 150 x 150 cm

Lap pon lap, 2017, Acrylic, enamel and oil pastel on fabric, 114 x 146 cm

Lap pon lap, 2017, Acrylic, enamel and oil pastel on fabric, 114 x 146 cm

Sun 2.0, 2017, Enamel, acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 130 x 162 cm

Sun 2.0, 2017, Enamel, acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 130 x 162 cm

Untitled, 2017, Collage, acrylic, enamel and oil pastel on canvas, 64 x 53 cm

Untitled, 2017, Collage, acrylic, enamel and oil pastel on canvas, 64 x 53 cm

Untitled, 2017, Collage, acrylic, enamel and oil pastel on canvas, 46 x 38 cm

Untitled, 2017, Collage, acrylic, enamel and oil pastel on canvas, 46 x 38 cm

TBT (small painting), 2017, Acrylic, enamel and oil pastel mounted card, 50 x 35 cm

TBT (small painting), 2017, Acrylic, enamel and oil pastel mounted card, 50 x 35 cm

1st after a while, 2017, Acrylic, enamel and oil pastel on fabric, 140 x 140 cm

1st after a while, 2017, Acrylic, enamel and oil pastel on fabric, 140 x 140 cm

Curtis, 2017, Enamel, acrylic, spray paint and oil bar on plastic shower curtain, 174 x 140 cm

Curtis, 2017, Enamel, acrylic, spray paint and oil bar on plastic shower curtain, 174 x 140 cm

Vitae + Sharazz, 2017, Collage, acrylic, enamel, spray paint and oil pastel on canvas, 66 x 51 cm

Vitae + Sharazz, 2017, Collage, acrylic, enamel, spray paint and oil pastel on canvas, 66 x 51 cm

Peace to you flower, 2017, Acrylic, oil and oil pastel on linen, 100 x 73 cm

Peace to you flower, 2017, Acrylic, oil and oil pastel on linen, 100 x 73 cm

Face2Face2, 2017, Acrylic, spray paint and oil pastel on canvas 195 x 170 cm

Face2Face2, 2017, Acrylic, spray paint and oil pastel on canvas 195 x 170 cm

Limericks Quarry Fairy Berry, 2016, Oil on linen 150 x 150 cm

Limericks Quarry Fairy Berry, 2016, Oil on linen 150 x 150 cm