Erick Antonio Benitez (b.1988, Bronx, NY) is a Salvadorian-American multidisciplinary artist, musician, organizer and curator based in Baltimore, MD. He received his BFA 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), Real Milk Studios (GA), Gaddis Geeslin Gallery (TX), Strange Fire Collective (CO), Metafora Studio Arts (Barcelona, ES) and Simultan Festival (Timișoara, RO). His work has been reviewed by The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Magazine, BmoreArt, The American Scholar, Baltimore City Paper, What Weekly and a few publications including the first and sixth issue of BmoreArt Magazine, Let’s Talk Live (WJLA), and Hyrsteria Zine Vol. 2. Benitez is also a recipient of the 2016 Ruby Artist Project grant, The Contemporary: Grit Fund 2, Y.L. Hoi Memorial Award and has work included in private collections around the Mid-Atlantic region and abroad. In 2018, Benitez received the MASB Travel Artist Award, the Janet and Walter Sondheim Award and participated in The Studios residency at MASS MoCA. Recently Benitez has received a Baltimore Light City Festival commission and an invitation to Pigment Savuage “La Track” residency in Montreal, Canada.