Grayson Perry

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Grayson Perry (b. 1960)

Ceramist, performance artist and writer, who studied at Portsmouth College of Art, 1979–82. His many group shows included Young Contemporaries, ICA, 1982; Ian Birksted Gallery, 1983; Gallozi e La Placa, New York, America, 1985; Nishi Azabu Wall, Tokyo, Japan, Nigel Coates Commission, 1989; Fine Cannibals, Oldham Art Gallery tour, 1992; Objects of our Time, Crafts Council tour, 1997–8; and Protest & Survive, Whitechapel Art Gallery, 2000. Among Perry’s solo shows were James Birch Gallery, from 1984; Birch & Conran, from 1986; Anthony d’Offay Gallery, from 1994; and Laurent Delaye Gallery and Fig-l, both 2000; and Guerilla Tactics, at Barbican Centre, 2002. The Crafts Council; Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Shigarake Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan; Hydra Foundation, Greece; Pottery Museum, Stoke-on-Trent; Museum of Modern Art, Glasgow; and Saatchi Collection hold examples.

 

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)