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Artist Biography

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, 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 Fellowships. Represented by the Hunt Gallery in San Antonio, 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, and which boasts today an active membership of over seventy women artists. Benitez has curated more than 30 thematic GAGA exhibitions, many of which have been all-member shows.


Artist Statement

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—