Born in Chelmsford, Essex in 1960, Grayson Perry currently lives and works in London. Predominantly a ceramicist, Perry also works across a range of media including printmaking, painting and design. The artist is well known for major exhibitions such as the acclaimed ‘Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman’ at the British Museum (2011-2012), in which he combined his own works with historical artefacts from the British Museum collection.
Perry work often forms a commentary on societal injustices and hypocrisies, exploring a variety of historical and contemporary themes. A great chronicler of contemporary life, he draws us in with wit, affecting sentiment and nostalgia, as well as fear and anger.