José Parlá is a critically acclaimed, multidisciplinary artist working in painting, large-scale murals, photography, video and sculpture. He started painting walls in Miami's underground art scene of the early 1980s and went to study at Miami Dade Community College, New World School of the Arts and Savannah College of Art & Design.


Parlá’s work has been exhibited at The Bronx Museum, The Bronx, NY; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Istanbul’74, Istanbul; SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY; National YoungArts Foundation, Miami, FL; Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson, NC; and the Havana Biennial, Havana, among others. Parlá’s work is in several public collections including the British Museum, London; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; POLA Museum of Art, Hakone; and the National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana. 


Permanent Public Arts projects include commissions by New York City Department of Design and Construction Queens Public Library,  the University of Texas, Austin; One World Trade Center for his monumental mural painting, ONE: Union of the Senses, the largest painting of its kind in New York City, in the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere; Barclays Center, New York; Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York; André Balazs' Chiltern Firehouse, London; North Carolina State University’s Hunt Library by Snøhetta; and at Concord City Place, Toronto. Parlá currently has five-large scale landscape paintings featured in Brooklyn Abstractions: Four Artists, Four Walls at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.

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