Abdiel Acosta was raised in Miami, Florida. He received a BFA in painting from Maryland Institute College of Art. In Maryland, he was awarded the Presidential Scholarship, Maryland Institute Scholarship, National Art Honor Society Scholarship, Seymour Mandeldaum and the William Ferguson Merit Scholarship. His work has been published in the Mystic River Press and the Latin Network for the Visual Arts. He has participated in group exhibitions in the Arts Center of South Florida, O & Y Gallery, Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art at the University of Connecticut, Little Haiti Cultural Center, Miami International University of Art and Design, San Carlos Museum, Maryland Institute College of Art and the New World School of the Arts. Acosta is a full-time art teacher in Miami-Dade County Public School since 2005.