Every day I see majesty: rolling hills, big skies, long views, and jade-green rivers. Where I live, Nature is still unmarred by modern footprint, and its beauty takes my breath away. My paintings are about that—
Recently honored with the San Antonio Art League and Museum's most prestigious honor: 2022 Artist of the Year, Benitez is an artist and curator who spent her formative art years in NYC. She now lives outside Seguin. A recognized installation artist and painter she is the recipient of many national awards, including two Pollock Krasner awards, An Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Individual Support Grant, an AICA award, and Two National Endowment for the Arts Visiting Artist Fellowships. She is the president and founder of The Gentileschi Aegis Gallery Association—GAGA— a nonprofit serving women artists in south Texas. Benitez’s work is currently represented by the Hunt Gallery in San Antonio, TX and Slate Gray Gallery, Telluride CO and Wally Workman Gallery, Austin TX.