Benito Esquenazi

Born in Santiago de Cuba in 1961.

Immigrated to the United States of America in 1966 and lived in Miami Beach, Florida.


  • Graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School in 1979

  • Studied art at Miami Dade Community College between 1979 to 1981

  • Moved to Brooklyn, NY in 1981 to study painting and drawing at Pratt Institute. Graduated Pratt Institute in 1984

After graduating Pratt Institute, had studios in Greenpoint and Williamsburg Brooklyn in the mid 1980’s.


Studio and Street Artist practice in Brooklyn, Lower East Side, NYC and Miami Beach from mid 1980's through early 1990's.

Participated in the downtown NYC / Lower East Side art scene of the mid 1980’s. Curated a New York => Miami, Miami = New York Exchange Show in 1986.

Worked as a studio assistant to various artists including Jack Goldstein.

Worked in art services industry through mid 1990's.

Founder and Director of “ArtTrax Gallery” located downtown / NYC at 100 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side from 1993 to 1994. Curated a series of group shows titled “Technological Disconnection”.

Participated in various group shows.

Solo show at Miami Dade Community College-North Campus ~1985.

Paused art making studio practice between 1992-2016 to raise five children.

Re-started painting practice in 2016.

Currently working on a various art making practices that include painting, drawing, and Instagram.


New York, New York, USA

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