Grayson Perry (b. 1960) was born in Chelmsford, Essex and studied Fine Art at Portsmouth Polytechnic. In 2003, he was awarded the Turner Prize, the first time it was given to a ceramic artist. His works make references to both Greek pottery and folk art and play on the dissonance between conventional mediums and methods and the contemporary images and often caustic subject matter shown on them. Perry challenges the notion, implicit in the craft tradition, that pottery is merely decorative or utilitarian and cannot express ideas.
In June 2013 Perry was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to contemporary art.
Grayson Perry now lives and works in London.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2015 Turner Contemporary, Margate 2014-15 National Portrait Gallery, London 2011 The British Musuem, London 2007 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan 2006 Andy Warhol Musuem, Pittsburgh 2004Victoria Miro Gallery, London Collection Intervention, Tate St. Ives, St. Ives 2002 Guerilla Tactics, Barbican Art Gallery, London, Guerilla Tactics, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 2000Sensation, Laurent Delaye Gallery, 1996-7 Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London 1994 Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London Clara Scremini Gallery, Paris 1991-2 David Gill Gallery, London 1991 Garth Clark Gallery, New York 1990 Birch & Conran, London 1988 Birch & Conran, London
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