José Parlá is a Brooklyn-based artist known for his paintings, architectural collaborations, sculpture and photography. His work has received critical acclaim and lies between the boundary of abstraction and calligraphy. José Parlá started painting in the early 1980s, exhibiting his works in the streets of Miami, and studied at Miami Dade Community College, New World School of the Arts and Savannah College of Art & Design. José Parlá is a critically acclaimed, multidisciplinary artist in painting, large scale murals, photography, video and sculpture.