Biography / Artist Statement
Sylvia Benitez is an artist and curator who spent her formative art years in NYC. She now lives outside Seguin and teaches landscape painting in San Antonio.
Benitez is a recognized installation artist and painter—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, 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 10 year old 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has served more than 100 women artists from south Texas since its inception, and which today boasts an active membership of more than 70 women artists. Benitez has curated more than 30 thematic GAGA exhibitions, many of which have been all-member shows.