Jason Aponte

Ringling College of Art and Design Illustration Alumni 2002
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Jason Aponte
Alumni Illustration 2002

Jason was born and raised in Homestead, FL in 1976 on an air force base.  Generations of his family members served in the military, but he followed a different path.  He showed an early talent and interest in the visual arts.  As a child he always kept a sketchbook within arm’s reach, a habit he continues to present day.  He received a Bachelors of Illustration Degree in 2002 from Ringling School of Art and Design, graduating with high honors.  After graduating, Jason moved to Boston where he further developed his art in The Vernon Street Studios.  In 2009, he returned to Miami and currently is an artist-in-residence at the Bakehouse Art Complex.  He has participated in numerous group exhibitions and solo exhibitions throughout the United States.  In 2016, he was awarded a grant by the National Endowment of the Arts.  Jason was also showcased in the magazine Letra Urbana.  Recently, Jason was invited and granted money by The City of Miami Beach as part of their initiative to re-energize the city.