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2013 Calendar
$25.50




DYSTOPIA: Bleak Visions of a Colorless World
68 page, full color softcover book
$40.00

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Art prints
$15.60 - $20.80


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Patricia Benitez
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
BIO

Patricia Benitez is a formally trained fine artist, specializing in oil painting. Her work is a never-ending attempt to realize the perfection of the human form and keep true to the traditional principles of art, all the while superimposing her own dark and unmistakable otherworldly aesthetic.

She has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts with a concentration in painting, has won the prestigious Karen Ziccardi Award consecutively in 2008 and 2009, and routinely has her work featured in local as well as international exhibits and publications. She currently works as an independent fine artist and designer in the NYC area.

STATEMENT

“A slightly sadistic need to repulse fuels me. I work by manipulating darkness, anatomy, and mood. I distort the human body in ways that have caused reactions of disgust and discomfort. I present a darkened reality, which I force my viewers to face. I use my work as an expression of my desire to manipulate emotions, to perplex, to overwhelm.”

EXHIBITION HISTORY (selected)

Group
2013
"Pretty Paint Machine" Seed Gallery, Newark, NJ
"In the Boudoir - Erotic Art" TenMarc Building (Pro Arts Studio Tour), Jersey City, NJ
"Digable Arts Festival" Monroe Center for the Arts, Hoboken, NJ
“Cyborgs & Posthuman Culture” Arnica Artist Run Centre, BC, Canada
“Twitter Art Exhibit” Exhale Unlimited Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Postcards from the Edge” Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York City, NY
“ARTISTS ASSEMBLE!” William V. Musto Centre, Union City, NJ
2012
“Der Blaue Resilence” QXT’s, Newark, NJ
“JC Rebuild” Art House Productions, Jersey City, NJ
“Art of Darkness” Artworks, Trenton, NJ
“Cathedral Arts Festival” Grace Church Van Vorst, Jersey City, NJ
Newark Open Doors “Submissions & Transmissions” Bushberg Bros Gallery, Newark, NJ
“RAW NYC: Ensemble” M1-5, New York City, NY
“Smithville Art Walk” Smithville, NJ
“Revenant” Lounge 36, Union City, NJ
“Parallax Art Fair”, 82 Mercer, New York City, NY
Group Art Show at Shades of Java, Jersey City, NJ
“Fetish Art Night” Lounge 36, Union City, NJ
“QXT’s Art Exhibition” QXT’s, Newark, NJ
2011
“Postcards from the Edge” CRG Gallery, New York City, NY
2009
“Paterson Art Walk” New Street Community Development Building, Paterson, NJ
“Postcards from the Edge” Metro Pictures, New York City, NY
2006
“Extremism and Apathy” NJCU Visual Arts Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

Solo
2013
“Dystopia” Van Gogh’s Ear, Union, NJ
2012
“The Second Coming” Ambience, Edgewater, NJ
2010
“Vitrified” Ambience, Edgewater, NJ
2009
“No Light Perception” NJCU Visual Arts Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

PRESS & PRINT (selected)
2013
Fetisha, Jon R. Meyers (book cover illustration)
Surrealism Today, “Patricia Benitez’s Uncanny Valley”
Jersey Journal
The Dream Ward, Jon R. Meyers (book cover illustration)
Rat Mail, “CYBORGS & POSTHUMAN CULTURE”
2012
DYSTOPIA: Bleak Visions of a Colorless World
“365 Days”, Artful Vagabond
HESA Inprint
CAF23 Program Guide
Newark Arts Council Endless Arts October Artists Talk
Art Nouveau Magazine
LOUPE Magazine
Consortium Gallery
Hudson Reporter
Catapult Magazine (Volume 12)
2010
Bergen News (Review of “Vitrified”)
2009
WWAR Absolute Arts
The Gothic Times
2006

Taj Mahal Review (Volume 5 Number 1)

EDUCATION

B.F.A., Fine Arts, New Jersey City University
Concentration in Painting and Drawing

Art Teaching Certificate: Grades K-12, New Jersey City University

AWARDS
2008-2009
Karen Ziccardi Award
Consecutive winner for select pieces from the “Blindness” series.

AFFILIATIONS
RAW Natural Born Artists: NYC, Art Educators of New Jersey

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DaneInFlames Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Impressive gallery. Definitely worth watching.
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Teddy5555 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice gallery ! Keep up the good work :)
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patriciabenitez Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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gueros84 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
wow, your works are truly magic!
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patriciabenitez Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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gueros84 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I have to thank, Miss! ^^
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offermoord Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Wonderfully twisted...I'll be watching..
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patriciabenitez Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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EvilineMoonflesh Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Love your style ,fantastic gallery!
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