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Benito Huerta

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Benito Huerta serves as an associate professor of art at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he is also the director of the university art gallery. He was a co-founder, executive director, and now director emeritus of Artlies, a Texas-based journal devoted to contemporary art. He has won various awards, including the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art's 2002 Artist Legend of the Year Award and the 2008 Maestro Tejano Award from theLatino Cultural Center in Dallas. His work can be found in museum collections nationwide, including the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Menil Collection, and Museum of Fine Arts in Houston; the DePaul University Museum in Chicago; the El Paso Museum of Art; and the Library of Congress. Corporate collections featuring Huerta's work include American Airlines, IBM, Microsoft, and Southwestern Bell, among others. Huerta received his B.F.A. from the University of Houston and his M.A. from New Mexico State University.

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