Grayson Perry

British, b. 1960

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Grayson Perry

British, b. 1960

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Biography

Winner of the 2003 Turner Prize, Grayson Perry creates ceramics and other objects that explore diverse historical and contemporary themes. Drawn in by the beauty of his objects, which are covered with sgraffito drawing, handwritten and stenciled text, transferred photographs, and sumptuous glaze, at close range viewers apprehend darker subjects and narrative hints to environmental disaster and child abuse. Autobiographical references to the artist's childhood, family, and transvestite alter ego Claire are intertwined with his political and allegorical references, creating a challenging conflict between his dark themes and the rich beauty of his works.

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Auction
High auction record
£633k, Christie's, 2017
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Solo show at a major institution
ICA London, and 2 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
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Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 3 more
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Included in a major biennial
Glasgow International
Biography

Winner of the 2003 Turner Prize, Grayson Perry creates ceramics and other objects that explore diverse historical and contemporary themes. Drawn in by the beauty of his objects, which are covered with sgraffito drawing, handwritten and stenciled text, transferred photographs, and sumptuous glaze, at close range viewers apprehend darker subjects and narrative hints to environmental disaster and child abuse. Autobiographical references to the artist's childhood, family, and transvestite alter ego Claire are intertwined with his political and allegorical references, creating a challenging conflict between his dark themes and the rich beauty of his works.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Auction
High auction record
£633k, Christie's, 2017
User
Solo show at a major institution
ICA London, and 2 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Glasgow International
Shows Featuring Grayson Perry
Articles Featuring Grayson Perry
Grayson Perry’s New Show Lampoons Trump, Art Critics, and Serious People
Jun 9th, 2017
Grayson Perry’s New Prints Embody the Life of Essex Everywoman Julie Cope
Jun 19th, 2015
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