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.


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
2004        Victoria Miro Gallery, London
                 Collection Intervention, Tate St. Ives, St. Ives
2002        Guerilla Tactics, Barbican Art Gallery, London,
                 Guerilla Tactics, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
2000        Sensation, 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