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Cross-dressing national treasure Grayson Perry is known for his ceramics and tapestries exploring identity, which won him the Turner Prize in 2003. Alongside his alter-ego Claire, he continues to break boundaries – most recently with the 2019 exhibition Super Rich Interior Decoration, which included a ceramic lamp covered in photographs by Martin Parr and titled ‘Money On Holiday’, and vase emblazoned with a ‘Vote Tory’ slogan. He is currently chancellor at the University of Arts London.
Did you know?
Grayson met his wife (the psychotherapist Philippa Perry) at a pottery evening class.
Country of Birth
Christie's, 'I Want To Be An Artist', 2017
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
British Council Collection and the Arts Council Collection: The Vanity of Small Differences Series of Tapestries, UK
Tate, London, UK
Grayson Perry, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, UK, 2023
Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years, The Holburne Museum, Bath, UK, 2020
Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK, 2017
Grayson Perry: Provincial Punk, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK, 2015
The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman, The British Museum, London, UK, 2012
Grayson Perry, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa City, Japan, 2007
Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, USA, 2006
Turner Prize 2003, Tate Britain, London, UK, 2003