Biography / Artist Statement
Sylvia Benitez is an artist and curator, who spent many 20 art years in New York City, and now resides outside Seguin, TX. A recognized installation artist and painter, Benitez 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. She is the founder of The Gentileschi Aegis Gallery Association (GAGA) an 11 year-old nonprofit, serving women artists of south Texas. Benitez’s work is currently represented by the Hunt Gallery in San Antonio and Slate Gray Gallery in both Kerrville, TX and Telluride CO.