eb3nitez@gmail.com / @the_artist_being_ / www.erickantoniobenitez.com

Education

2014 - BFA in Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2011 - Studio Arts, Metàfora Studio Arts Program, Barcelona, ES


Awards/ Grants/ Residencies

2019 - Pigment Sauvage Residency, Montréal, Canada 

2019 - Baltimore Light City Commission Recipient 

2018 - Janet and Walter Sondheim Award

2018 - MASB Artist Travel Prize

2018 - Baker Artist Award Finalist 

2018 - The Studios at MASS MoCa Residency, North Adams, MA

2017 - Bmore Art Studio Tour with Christopher Bedford and Mera Rubell

2016 - Ruby Artist Project Grant Grantee in Performing and Media Arts

2016 - The Contemporary : Grit Fund 2 

2016 - Y.L. Hoi Memorial Mural Award 

2015 - First Place Prize Award; "Emulsion" Annual Juried Exhibition 

2012 - Honorable Mention Award; MICA "Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition"


Selected Exhibitions

2019 - Young Collectors Contemporary, Art Fair, Memphis, TN 

2019 - Foliaform, The Silber Gallery at Goucher College, Baltimore, MD, Curated by Alex Ebstein 

2019 - Transceiver Radio, Transformer Gallery, Washington DC, Curated by Joshua Gamma

2019 - WPA Gala Auction: Collectors Night, 1501 M St, Washington DC

2019 - Catalyst, Catalyst Contemporary, Baltimore, MD curated by Liz Faust  

2019 - Memorial: Group Show, Fox Building Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2019 - La Track Project, Baltimore ICA, Baltimore, MD curated by Pigment Sauvage

2019 - Esta Tierra Es Tu Tierra, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Lancaster PA, curated by Gabrielle Buzgo

2018 - 12 x 12, Mono Practice Gallery, Baltimore MD, curated by Ruri Yu

2018 - A City of Magic Carpets, The Gallery at City Hall, Baltimore, MD

2018 - Janet and Walter Sondheim Award Exhibition, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, Juried by Lauren Cornell, Margo Norton, and Kameelah Janan Rasheed.

2018 - Small Works Exhibition, The Real Milk Studios, Atlanta, Georgia

2018 - Terrault’s 3rd Juried Exhibition, Terrault Gallery, Baltimore, MD, Juried by Amy Boone-McCreesh, Amy Raehse, and Melissa Webb

2018 - “___________” Group Exhibition, The Menial Collection, Baltimore, MD 

2018 - Cultural Perspectives Exhibition, Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda, MD

2018 - Journey to Atzlán, Gaddis Geeslin Gallery at Sam Houston University, Huntsville, TX, curated by Ashley Dehoyos

2017 - Eroica: Freedom Exhibition, Space Camp Gallery, Baltimore, MD curated by LabBodies

2017 - Plant•Sa•Tion: 2 Person Exhibition w/ Ariel C Foster, El Palacio del Sol, Baltimore, MD

2017 - Simultan Festival 2017: Juried Video Screening, Timisoara, Romania

2017 - Move Move Collaborations: Improvisations, Church on the Square, Baltimore, MD

2017 - Surveyed: “Who’s Watching”, Artscape Festival, Baltimore, MD, curated by LabBodies

2017 - Art as Resistance, Syntax Physic Opera, Denver, CO, curated by Strange Fire Collective

2016 - Esta Tierra Es Tu Tierra: Preview Exhibition, Current Space Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2016 - Relics: group exhibition, EMP Collective, Baltimore, MD, curated by Woven Autonomo

2016 - Foreigners, Light Hole Gallery, Baltimore, MD, curated by Victor Torres

2015 - Blushing Group Exhibition, Ballroom Gallery, Baltimore, MD, curated by Claire Felonis

2015 - Blanche Carte: Group Exhibition, Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington, MD

2015 - Emulsion Annual Juried Exhibition, Gallery O on H, Washington DC, curated Adah Rose Bitterbaum

2015 - B/B/B Not From Here, Not From There, Gallery CA, Baltimore, MD

2014 - Academy 2014: Annual Invitational MFA/BFA Exhibition, Connor Smith Gallery, Washington DC

2014 - Tres Golpes: 3 Person Exhibition, La Bodega Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2012 - MICA Annual Juried Exhibition, Decker Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD Juried by Jack Livingston and

Karyn Miller

2012 - Seeing Red Group Exhibition, Arena Stage Gallery, Washington DC

Publication

2018 - “Bmore Art Magazine : Home”, Issue Six, Fall/Winter 2018 

2018 - “Pre-Packaged Nature”, by Noelani Krishner, The American Scholar : Portrait of the Artist, October 22. 2018 

2018 - “A sandal, a toothbrush, a wall: Sondheim winner Benitez draws empathy into Immigration debate”, by Talia Richman and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun, July 15, 2018

2018 - “And the 2018 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize Goes to…” by Lauren LaRocca, Baltimore Magazine, July 15, 2018

2018 - “This Land Is Your Land”, by Willow Pinkerton, Baltimore Style, July 18, 2018

2018 - “The 2018 Sondheim Finalist in Photos”, by Cara Ober, BmoreArt, March 26, 2018

2017 - “Envisioning and Embodying Freedom” by Angela Carrol, BmoreArt, November 16, 2017

2017 - “Hysteria: Vol.2, June 24, 2017

2017 - “Twenty-Two Studios In Two Days” by Cara Ober, BmoreArt, March 6, 2017

2016 - “This Land Is Your Land” by Angela Carroll, BmoreArt, November 16, 2016

2015 - “BmoreArt Journal of Art + Ideas: PLACE”, Issue One, Fall/Winter 2015

2015 - “Borders, Boundaries, Barricades: Building a Performance Art Audience in Baltimore” by Kristin Mcwharter, What Weekly, July 9, 2015

2015 - “In the galleries: Two Photographs, two perspectives” by Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, August 8, 2015

2015 - “Erick Benitez Wins First Prize in Juried Emulsion Show” by Cara Ober, BmoreArt, March 21, 2015

2014 - “Academy 2014” by Micheal O'Sullivan, Washington Post, July 17, 2014

2013 - “Coffee, Whisky, and Art in Station North” by Baynard Woods, Baltimore City Paper, March 13, 2013

Presentations 

2019 - Artist Talk at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, (Lancaster, PA)

2019 - Bloomberg Arts Panel, Young Audience of Maryland, (Baltimore, MD)

2019 - Artist Panel & Talk at CCBC, (Baltimore County, MD)

2019 - Artist Talk at City Neighbors High School, (Baltimore County, MD)

2019 - Breaking Borders in the Arts Panel at Baltimore School for the Arts, (Balt, MD)

2018 - CIRCA Presents: Artist Talk at The University of Maryland, Baltimore County

2018 - Breaking Boundaries: Artist Talk at Frederick Douglass Isaac Maritime Park, hosted by the International Interior Design Association Mid-Atlantic Chapter

2016 - Artist Presentation at the Smithsonian Latino Center (Washington, DC)

Sound Performances

2019 - High Zero: Worlds of Collision at Artscape Festival, July 20th (Balt, MD)

2019 - Transformer Gallery x Tranciever Radio: Resident Artist, May 2019, (Washington, DC)

2019 - The Aquarium at B40, April 28th, (Balt, MD)

2019 - Soft House at Copycat Building, February 1 (Balt, MD)

2018 - The Aquarium at B40, November 10th  (Balt, MD)

2018 - The Red Room, June 10th, (Balt, MD)

2018 - Drone Brunch @ The Holy Underground, March 6, (Balt, MD)

2018 - Roots & Raices Festival @ Motor House, June 13, (Balt, MD)

2017 - The Crown, October 8th, (Balt, MD)