Miguel Ángel Ávila was born in California, in 1975. His family moved back to México when he was 1 year old. He began to paint and draw in a self-instructed style in the city of Monterrey (northeast Mexico), where he was raised and where he later started taking part in various fine art ateliers.
He studied International Relations and Architecture at the Tecnológico de Monterrey (Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey).
Miguel emigrated to the United States (Texas) in November 1999; where he has been developing his artwork, and participating in exhibitions. A member of various art associations in the United States and México; he currently lives in the city of Houston.