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About Grayson Perry

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.

British, b. 1960, Chelmsford, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
ICON, Candida Stevens, Chichester, West Sussex
2016
New Work for Summer, Castlegate House Gallery, Cockermouth
2016
Grayson Perry - Hold Your Beliefs Lightly, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus
2015
Eva, Pamela, Victoria..., Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen V
2015
Summer Exhibition 2015, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Grayson Perry - Hold Your Beliefs Lightly, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
ICON, Candida Stevens, Chichester, West Sussex
2016
Mix: Summer Group Show, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London
2016
New Work for Summer, Castlegate House Gallery, Cockermouth
2015
Eva, Pamela, Victoria..., Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen V
2015
Summer Exhibition 2015, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2014
Not Just Steak and Kidney Pie, Galerie Maximillian, Aspen
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