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Among his many awards and recognitions are 2nd Place, Drawing and Graphics, Beaux Art Festival (Miami, FL, 2019); UGS Provost Award for Outstanding Creative Project, FIU & First Place, Printmaking and Drawing, Coconut Grove Art Fair (Miami, FL, 2016); Best of Show Award, FAEA Virtual Exhibition (2013); Best in Show, Where Gardens Fall ‘AT’ Show, Dade Art Educators Association (Miami FL, 2011); Honorable Mention, 17th Annual Art Exhibition, The Education Fund (Miami FL, 2010); Award of Distinction (2007); Honorable Mention (2006); and Best of Show Award (2005), Dade Art Educators Association Annual Spring Show, South Florida Art Center (Miami Beach, FL).
Acosta is a full-time teacher with Miami Dade County Public Schools since 2005 and has been a core faculty teacher for Arts for Learning since 2011.
My narratives live in a sea of ink, which has dried and taken form with the help of an acutely sharp pointed blade. It is my response to an ever-changing world. These animals or grouping of are the personifications of my travels and my experiences. They carry cultural and emotional associations beyond their literal meaning or denotations. – Abdiel Acosta