Miguel was born in the South Bronx and holds a BFA in painting, with honorable mention, from School of Visual Arts. He studied with notable artists Jack Potter, Marilyn Minter, and Kenny Scharf. He also studied drawing, painting, and sculpting the figure with Irwin Greenberg, Ephraim Rubenstein, and Barney Hodes at the Art Students League, and monitored for Costa Vavagiakis at the Art Students League, National Academy of Design, and New York Academy of Art. Miguel was a 2001 recipient of the Edwin Austin Abbey Mural Workshop Grant at the National Academy of Design. His artistic influences include Diego Rivera, Vincent van Gogh, and Amedeo Modigliani. The organization 14X48 posted Miguel’s social justice mural, entitled Stand Up, on a billboard in Brooklyn. Currently on view in Manhattan is his mural at First Street Green Art Park. Miguel was the subject of a PBS NewsHour profile.