Erick Antonio Benitez (b.1988, Bronx, NY) is a Salvadorean-American multidisciplinary artist, sound alchemist, organizer and curator based in Baltimore, MD. He received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and has exhibited work in DC, Maryland, New York, Colorado, Barcelona (ES) and Timisoara (RO). His work has been reviewed by the Washington Post, Baltimore City Paper, BmoreArt, What Weekly and a few publications including the first issue of BmoreArt Journal + Ideas, 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 permanent private collections around the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. Benitez was recently nominated as 2018 Baker Artist Award Finalist, Sondheim Artscape Prize 2018 Finalist and awarded a residency at the Studios at MASS MoCA.