Grayson Perry

Born Mar 24, 1960

Grayson Perry CBE RA is an English contemporary artist, writer and broadcaster. She is known for her ceramic vases, tapestries and cross-dressing, as well as her 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 her work, in which images of Perry as "Claire", her female alter-ego, and "Alan Measles", his childhood teddy bear, often appear.
She has made a number of documentary television programmes and has curated exhibitions. She has published two autobiographies, Grayson Perry: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl and The Descent of Man, written and illustrated a graphic novel, Cycle of Violence, written a book about art, Playing to the Gallery, and published her illustrated Sketchbooks. Various books describing her work have been published. In 2013 she delivered the BBC Reith Lectures.
Perry has had solo exhibitions at the Bonnefantenmuseum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Barbican Centre, the British Museum
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