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 at CONNORSMITH. Gallery (DC), The Baltimore Museum of Art (MD), Greenpoint Gallery (NY), Strange Fire Collective (CO), Metafora Studio Arts (Barcelona, ES) and Simultan Festival (Timisoara, RO). His work has been reviewed by the Washington Post, Baltimore City Paper, The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Magazine, 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. In 2018 Benitez was awarded the Walter and Janet Sondheim Artscape Prize 2018, a residency at the Studios at MASS MoCA and was a 2018 Baker Artist Award Finalist.