Mariano Cortez and Chelsea Nix are the two artists behind “THE STRING PROJECT” which was awarded the $200,000 Public Vote Grand Prize during ArtPrize 10.
Le’Andra LeSeur was awarded the $200,000 Juried Grand Prize for her work “brown, carmine, and blue.” during ArtPrize 10.
Heidi is a first-time visitor to ArtPrize in 2018, sharing how she unexpectedly found herself surrounded by art on a quick business trip here in Grand Rapids.
Monroe O’Bryant is a four time ArtPrize artist and 2015 2-D Juried Award winner who is known for taking risks and being fearless with your voice as an artist.
Joshua Solas is a multimedia artist, originally from Jamaica, who is participating in ArtPrize for his second year.
Kyd Kane is a spoken word poet from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was the first poet to make the Public Vote Top 20 during ArtPrize Nine with her entry “broke(n)hunger” at UICA.
Tuyen Nguyen from Boston, Anna Rose Canzano from Detroit, and Julia Beros from Maryland all traveled to Grand Rapids to assist Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi build their floating sculpture “Harvest Dome 3.0,” which is installed in the Grand River for ArtPrize 10.
Henry Brimmer is an ArtPrize Artist known for taking risks. His wildly ambitious, and sometimes controversial, site-specific installations were often suspended between 17-story buildings. He reflected on his experience executing these projects.
Eva Rocha is an ArtPrize Artist reflecting on her experiencing participating in ArtPrize and her first impression of seeing a huge variety art forms displayed in non-traditional, public spaces.
Scott VanderLeek is on ArtPrize’s Board of Directors reflecting his experience witnessing Grand Rapids evolve alongside ArtPrize.
Kate Gilmore is a New York based artist who's time-based entry "Higher Ground" won the $200,000 juried award during ArtPrize Seven.
Julie Schenkelberg is a New York based installation artist who has participated in ArtPrize three times with SiTE:LAB, including her 2014 entry “Symptomatic Constant” which won the juried award for Best Installation.
John O’Neill is the Principal and Creative Director at Conduit, the graphic design and branding studio who has shaped the look and feel of ArtPrize since 2015.
The hardworking team behind the scenes at ArtPrize is a dynamic, creative, innovative group of individuals. Here are some of their favorite stories from the past ten years.
Artist Alison Wabeke, who has participated in ArtPrize seven times, draws inspiration from her experiences at the event.
Originally from Flint, Michigan, Keyon Lovett has been an artist since his early childhood years. His piece, "Home Sweet Home"—part of "Undocumented/Indocumentado" by Cultura Collective at ArtPrize Nine—was a powerful depiction of the effects of contaminated water supply.
Eric Kuiper, Chief Creative Officer at Studio C, reflects on his process for curating the annual ArtPrize On Screen film festival lineup.
Switch decided to come to Grand Rapid after a chance visit during ArtPrize.
Steffanie participated in the ArtPrize Fellowship of Emerging Curators program in 2016 and curated the Cultura Collective's group exhibits at 912 Grandville and Rumsey Street for ArtPrize 8 and 9.
Cultura Collective talks about how they build community through creative expression.