“Every day I see majesty: rolling hills, big skies, long views, and

jade-green rivers. Where I live, Nature is still unmarred by modern

footprint, and its beauty takes my breath away. My paintings are

about that.”


Sylvia Benitez is an artist and curator who spent her formative art

years in NYC. Now living outside Seguin, she teaches landscape

painting in San Antonio, TX. 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



Represented by the Hunt Gallery in San Antonio, TX. and now the

Slate Gray Gallery in Kerrville, Benitez’s work can be found in

many private and public collections. Benitez is president and founder

of The Gentileschi Aegis Gallery Association—GAGA— a

10-year-old 501©(3) nonprofit that has served over 100 women

artists from south Texas since its inception, and which boasts today

an active membership of over 70 women artists. Benitez has curated

more than 30 thematic GAGA exhibitions, many of which

have been all-member shows.