Born in 1992 in Tucson, Arizona, Jonathan DeDecker, received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree at Tyler School of Art, in Philadelphia, PA. He attended Michelle Grabner’s Poor Farm experiment summer school residency program in 2014. Soap Factory 3x5 residency in 2016. Jonathan also received the Carter Prize for Oil Painting in 2014, Department of Art Scholarship from the University of Minnesota in 2014 and 2015 and the Odili Odita Scholarship in 2015, 2016 and 2017.