Grayson Perry b.1960

Grayson Perry CBE RA is an English contemporary artist, writer and broadcaster. He is known for his ceramic vases, tapestries[1] and cross dressing, as well as his observations of the contemporary arts scene, and for dissecting British “prejudices, fashions and foibles”.
Perry’s vases have classical forms and are decorated in bright colours, depicting subjects at odds with their attractive appearance. There is a strong autobiographical element in his work, in which images of Perry as “Claire”, his female alter-ego, and “Alan Measles”, his childhood teddy bear, often appear.

He has made a number of documentary television programmes and has curated exhibitions. He has published two autobiographies, Grayson Perry: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl (2007) and The Descent of Man (2016), written and illustrated a graphic novel, Cycle of Violence (2012), written a book about art, Playing to the Gallery (2014), and published his illustrated Sketchbooks (2016). Various books describing his work have been published. In 2013 he delivered the BBC Reith Lectures.

Perry has had solo exhibitions at the Bonnefantenmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Barbican Centre, the British Museum and the Serpentine Gallery in London, the Arnolfini in Bristol, The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan.[8] His work is held in the permanent collections of the British Council and Arts Council, Crafts Council, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Tate and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Perry was awarded the Turner Prize in 2003.... read more

Grayson Perry Prints

Six Snapshots of Julie

Grayson Perry: Six Snapshots of Julie, 2015