José Parlá is a critically acclaimed, multidisciplinary artist working in painting, large-scale murals, photography, video and sculpture. He started painting in the early 1980s, as a street artist in Miami, 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 High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Istanbul’74, Istanbul; SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase; National YoungArts Foundation, Miami; Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson; 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 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.

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