James De La Vega is known primarily for his murals and sidewalk chalk drawings, which can be found mostly in East Harlem. His sidewalk chalk drawings can be found all over Manhattan. James De La Vega was a recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant in 1999.
Christie's auction house has featured some of his work, and fans were able to view his more intimate work in his East Village gallery until the location closed in 2010. He has since opened a CafePress online shop.
In 2011, De La Vega collaborated with Tory Burch to create a line of accessories that benefited the Tory Burch Foundation.