Collection: Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry is best known for his ceramics, which draw on both the aesthetics of classical pottery and on contemporary iconography. He often references his feminine alter ego “Claire,” who has appeared throughout the rest of his extensive oeuvre as well—Perry also makes textiles, sculptures, and installations, and he has written graphic novels and spearheaded a broadcast television program. Some of Perry’s major themes include the roles of gender, class, taste, and religion in contemporary life, particularly in the United Kingdom. Perry studied at Portsmouth Polytechnic (now the University of Portsmouth) and quickly became ingrained in Britain’s contemporary art scene. He has exhibited in London, New York, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, and beyond. He won the Turner Prize in 2003.