Sylvia Benitez is an artist and curator who spent her formative art years in NYC (1980 -2000). She now resides in Texas. A recognized installation artist and painter, she is the recipient of many national awards, including 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. Benitez is a two-time MacDowell Colony fellow. She is also a Yaddo, Virginia for the Creative Arts, Ucross and Altos De Chavon fellow.
Benitez is currently represented by the Hunt Gallery,Slate Gray Gallery. and Wally Workman Gallery. Her work is in many private and public collections including The Resolute Hospital, Lackland Dental/Lackland Air Force, The McNay Art Museum, UTSA, Robert B. Green Pavilion, South Texas College, Texas Tech Museum, etc.
She is the president and founder of The Gentileschi Aegis Gallery Association—GAGA— a ten-year-old nonprofit serving women artists. Helping to further her members' creative voices, Benitez has curated over thirty, thematic GAGA exhibitions, showing her member's work in prestigious venues: The Nave Museum,Southwest School of Art, The Carver Community Cultural Center, The Louise Underwood Hopkins Center for Art, etc.
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