Artist

Grayson Perry

Born in Chelmsford, 1960 and lives in London

Grayson Perry is an English contemporary artist. He is known for his ceramic vases, tapestries 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.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Grayson Perry: The MOST Specialest Relationship
The exhibition originates from the artist road trip across the US
15 Sep 2020 - 31 Oct 2020
Victoria Miro
London
Exhibitions
Antony Gormley in Beating around the Bush – Après nous la déluge
An artistic reflection through the Anthropocene
05 Mar 2020 - 01 Feb 2021
Bonnefantenmuseum
The Netherlands
Art Spaces
Victoria Miro Venice
Galleries in Venice
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