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born 1973, Cuban-American

José Parlá is a critically acclaimed, multidisciplinary artist working in painting, large-scale murals, photography, video and sculpture. Some of his earlier mural paintings began as part of Miami’s underground art scene of the early 1980s. Parlá, went on 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 Brooklyn Museum of Art, High Museum of Art, Atlanta; SCAD Museum of Art; Baltimore Museum of Art; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase; National YoungArts Foundation,

Miami; Istanbul’74 Arts & Culture Festival, Istanbul; 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; Buffalo AKG Art Museum, Buffalo, New York; POLA Museum of Art, Hakone, Japan; and the National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba.

Permanent Public Arts projects include commissions such as Writer’s Library by New York City, Queens Public Library, Amistad América, University of Texas, Austin; One World Trade Center for his monumental mural painting, ONE: Union of the Senses; Diary of Brooklyn, Barclays Center, New York; Brooklyn Academy of Music BAM Fisher, New York; Chiltern Firehouse, London; North Carolina State University’s Hunt Library by Snøhetta; and at Concord City Place, Toronto.

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