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.

More Information


Ens Inspira
October 27, 2016. TimeOut Barcelona


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

Agenda AD
April, 2015. AD Magazine


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


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


Ding Dong
April 15, 2011. Focus

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

Arte expontaneo, sin fisuras
November 2007. Gipuzkoa

Fall 2007. Redux Mag #25

Cover image/Interview

  1. Modart, Issue 13