March 14 , 2017 / 3 minutes, 8 seconds


Author: Annette K. Scott


Emma Benitez is a mixed media painter with a BFA from the University of Tampa. Her work is deeply influenced by science, spirituality and the ancient wisdom of sacred geometry. Approached with instinct and spontaneity, her work is a meditative process; the process being equally important as the finished work. She explores the concept of the infinite and celebrates the divine dichotomies of life between the soul and ego, between science and mysticism. Emma hopes to bring her audience a sense of peace, love and a reminder of the interconnectivity throughout all things here on earth and throughout the cosmos.


  • Kodawari Studios, Tampa FL • January-April 2016
  • Solo Exhibition, Vegabond Gita, Tampa FL • April 2016
  • Mural on THE CUBE via The Urban Conga, Straz Center For the Performing Arts• March 2016
  • Impressions of Memory, BFA Exit Show, University of Tampa • December 2015
  • Sacred Floats and Gems Co, Tampa FL • 2015 • Permanent Collection
  • Juried Student Exhibition, University of Tampa • May 2015
  • High Five with Kappa Pi Exhibition, University of Tampa • November 2014
  • Juried Student Exhibition, University of Tampa • May 2014
  • Group Show at Market on 7th • August 2013   NEW ARTIST ALERT-EMMA BENITEZ 1


  • Second place for Single Work, “Human Love” • May 2015
  • First place for Single Work, “Iconic” • May 2014

Workshops and Activities

  • Monica Cook Painting Workshop, University of Tampa, FL • April 2015
  • Steven Assael Figure Drawing Workshop, Cass Gallery, Tampa FL • October 2014
  • Kappa Pi Art Fraternity, Vice President • September 2014 – May 2015


Led member meetings, organized events and exhibitions

Work Experience

  • The Hub on Canal, New Smryna Beach FL • November 2016 – Current
    Outreach Program Art Teacher

Create Curriculum and teach children K-12 how to tap into their creativity by utilizing new
techniques and practice their fine motor skills.

  • The Gallery, St. Petersburg FL • January – May 2016
    Gallery Assistant

Assist gallery leadership with administrative functions, special events, art handling and
facilitate visitors with information and location requests.

  • Party Artsy, Tampa FL • May 2013 – May 2016

Create custom paintings, host and teach party groups a unique painting of their choice.

  • University of Tampa Woodshop, FL • September 2014 – May 2015
    Student Supervisor

Oversee all woodshop activity and assist students.

  • Scarfone/Heartly Gallery, University of Tampa, FL • September 2014- May 2015
    Student Assistant

Assistant curator, art handler as well as greet guests and monitor gallery.

Emmas work can be found in Kodawari for purchase

Kodawari Studios 3965 S. Henderson Blvd., Suite C, Tampa, Fl 33629

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