Erick Antonio Benitez
Erick Antonio Benitez (b. Bronx, NY) is a first generation Salvadorian-American multidisciplinary artist, musician, organizer and curator based in Baltimore, MD. They received a BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and has exhibited work at Connor Smith Gallery (DC), The Baltimore Museum of Art (MD), Greenpoint Gallery (NY), Gaddis Geeslin Gallery (TX), Strange Fire Collective (CO), Galerie B-312 (Montreal, QC), Metafora Studio Arts (Barcelona, ES) and Simultan Festival (Timișoara, RO).
Their work has been reviewed by The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, BmoreArt, The American Scholar, Terremoto (MX) and Le Devoir (QC) and a few publications including the sixth issue of BmoreArt Magazine, Let’s Talk Live (WJLA), and Hyrsteria Zine Vol. 2. Benitez is also a recipient of the Ruby Artist Project grant, The Contemporary: Grit Fund 2, MASB Travel Artist Award, Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Award and has participated in The Studios residency at MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA).
Most recently, Benitez received a Baltimore Light City Festival commission and an invitation to Pigment Sauvage “La Track'' residency in Montreal, Quebec-Canada.