Chris LaPorte

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Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Chris LaPorte creates monumental drawings on paper that take their inspiration from antique photographs.  He received a master of fine arts in painting from the New York Academy of Art – The Graduate School of Figurative Art in 1999. LaPorte is also an associate professor of art at Aquinas College. LaPorte’s work has been included in group exhibitions in Michigan and New York; in 2010 he was awarded 1st place at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan.