Sylvia Benitez is an artist and curator who spent her formative art years in NYC (1980 -2000). She now lives outside San Antonio, Texas. A recognized installation artist and painter, she is the recipient of many national awards, including two MacDowell Colony Residencies, two Pollock-Krasner awards, An Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Individual Support Grant, an AICA award, and Two National Endowment for the Arts Visiting Artist Fellowships.


Represented by the Hunt Gallery in San Antonio, TX, and Slate Gray Gallery In Kerrville TX. Benitez’s work can be found in many private and public collections. She is the president and founder of The Gentileschi Aegis Gallery Association—GAGA— a ten-year-old 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has served over 100 women artists from south Texas since its inception. Boasting today an active membership of over seventy women artists, Benitez has curated more than 30 thematic GAGA exhibitions, helping to further their creative voices. 

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