Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry (b. 1960, Essex) lives and works in London. Winner of the Turner prize (2003); awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List (June 2013); and a RIBA Honorary Fellowship (2016). Perry was elected a Royal Academician (2012); was appointed Trustee of the British Museum (2015);  and Chancellor of the University of the Arts, London (2015). Career highlights include delivering The Reith Lectures, BBC Radio 4 (2013); and Playing to the Gallery, published by Penguin. Select projects include Grayson Perry: Who Are You?, broadcast on Channel 4 with an accompanying display at the National Portrait Gallery (2014); and A House for Essex, commissioned by Living Architecture and designed by Perry and FAT Architecture (2015). Perry completed a series on masculinity for Channel 4 entitled All Man, and produced The Descent of Man, published by Penguin. Select solo exhibitions include The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!, Serpentine Galleries, London and Arnolfini, Bristol (2017); Hold Your Beliefs Lightly, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, and ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus (2016); My Pretty Little Art Career, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2016); Provincial Punk, Turner Contemporary, Margate (2015); Small Differences, Pera Museum, Istanbul (2015); and Who are You?, National Portrait Gallery, London (2014). Select group exhibitions include Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery, Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven and Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (2018); Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11, Imperial War Museum, London (2017); God Save the Queen, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul (2017); It’s How Well You Bounce, Bethlem Gallery, Beckenham (2017); Ways of Seeing, Arter, Istanbul and Villa Empain, Brussels (2017 – 2018); Tread Softly: An Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme exhibition, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield (2017); House Work, Victoria Miro, London (2017); and Textiles: Painting With the Needle, Durham Cathedral, Durham (2016).

Last updated: 13.02.2019