Residency Unlimited


2019 | NYC | Artist

Mia Enell

OFF 2017, acrylic on canvas, 38 inches x 48 inches
Artist Name: Mia Enell
Residency Dates: October - November
Born: 1967
Hometown: Sweden
Lives & Works: New York City

Education: 1992 École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, DNSAP (MFA) 1987   Nyckelvikskolan School of Art, Stockholm

Bio / Statement:

Mia Enell is an interdisciplinary artist working mainly in painting and drawing, while also incorporating other media such as photography, video, installation, and sculpture. She is best known for her works depicting the eccentricities of her inner life, often with humor and a surrealist bent. Enell loves the play of language and often incorporates Haiku-like phrases–inspired by dreams, life, or drawn from the unconscious– to serve as titles and as prominent features many of her pieces.

Enell spent her youth growing up between Sweden and Antwerp, Belgium. She is a graduate of the Nyckelvik Art School in Stockholm (1987) and received her DNSAP/ MFA from the Art Academy “Beaux-Arts” (ENSBA) in Paris (1992), where she lived for ten years. During her time there she was deeply involved in the French art scene and has exhibited extensively in France. Since 1997, she has been living and working as an artist in New York City, while exhibiting internationally. Enell's works have been featured in Art in America, The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune, among others

Awards: (2004) The American-Scandinavian Society, Cultural Award, New York,  (1997)   Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, (1992) French Ministry of Cultural and Foreign Affairs, Paris, (1991) Cultural Grant, City of Vänersborg, Sweden

Select Permanent Collections: Enell’s work is represented in major international public and private collections including Caisse des Depots et Consignation, Paris;  FNAC - Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris;  Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); Statens Konstråd, National Public Art Agency, Stockholm;  Collection Teto Ahrenberg, Switzerland; Kika Borghese Collection, New York and Rome.