Dameon Lester received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, in sculpture, where he studied abroad at Loughborough College of Art and Design in the UK and Technikon Natal in South Africa. He received his MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, engaging with many internationally recognized artists and critics as visiting faculty. He later attended California State University, Los Angeles, for his teaching credential and to pursue his MA in Special Education.

Lester continues an active art practice, having received numerous grants, recognitions, and opportunities for more than a decade. He draws insight and perspective from many facets of life—including his past work with special-needs children and adults, and highly gifted art students at Otis College of Art and Design. 
Since his relocation to Austin, Texas, Lester has been establishing a new home-based studio and developing new work.