Sylvia Benitez is a nationally recognized artist—the recipient of many awards from numerous granting foundations: including a Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant, two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Awards, an AICA (Association of International Critics of Art), two National Endowment for the Arts visiting artist fellowships, a Puffin Foundation Award, An Empire State Craft Award, two Sculpture Space Residencies, and two MacDowell Colony Fellowships. Benitez also has been a fellow, 1984-2001, at Yaddo, VCCA, Ucross Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, and Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic.
Benitez has shown her sculptural and painting installations in numerous museums, sculpture parks and galleries throughout the USA including: The Whitney Museum of Art at Champion, WaveHill, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase, The Baltimore Museum of Art, The American Craft Museum, The McNay Museum, Art Omi, Johns Hopkins University, the El Paso Museum of Art, The Islip Museum, The Abington Art Center, The Mitte Gallery, the Schuylkill Environmental Center, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Franklin Furnace NYC, and the Museo De Historia, Anthropologia y Arte.
Benitez studied with Martin Puryear, and David Driskell at the University of Maryland.
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