Aponte received a BFA in Illustration from Ringling School of Art and Design, in 2002. He moved to Boston where he pursued painting at a studio at The Vernon Street Studios in Somerville, Massachusetts. In 2009, he returned to Miami where he currently lives and works at the Bakehouse Art Complex. In 2016, he was awarded a grant by the National Endowment of the Arts. He has participated in numerous exhibitions and his work can be found in many private collections.