Chris LaPorte is back at ArtPrize in 2014 with "Family Room; Lineage". He talked with us about his latest piece, what's changed since winning in 2010, and plans for a new studio.

Chris LaPorte is a Grand Rapids resident and a full-time professor at Aquinas College.

LaPorte won $250,000 at ArtPrize in 2010 with "Cavalry, American Officers, 1921". He also finished 10th in 2012 with "City Band".

Since winning, LaPorte has entered ArtPrize three times. He continues to draw attention and gain new fans.

LaPorte talked with us and explained what inspired his 2014 ArtPrize entry, how the public's perception of his work has changed since 2010, his fundraising plans for a new studio, and more.

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