Grayson Perry (b. 1960) is one of Britain’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, known for his ceramic works, tapestries, prints, drawings and sculptures in brass and iron. There is a strong autobiographical element in Perry’s works, and they often deal with subjects such as identity, sexuality, gender, religion, and social status.
Perry has an art foundation course from Braintree College of Further Education and he holds a BA in fine arts from Portsmouth College of Art and Design, graduating in 1982. Perry’s works have been widely exhibited in the UK and internationally, and in 2003 he was awarded the Turner Prize.