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Grayson Perry (1960-), Artist

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Born in Chelmsford, Essex, Perry studied at Portsmouth College of Art (1979-82) and was included in Young Contemporaries at the ICA in 1981. He exhibited Guerrilla Tactics at the Barbican (2002) and won the 2003 Turner Prize. Perry's ceramic vases are decorated with haunting subject matter, often autobiographical and involving his transvestite alter ego, Claire. Until 2007 Perry was an arts correspondent for the Times and he has recently curated Unpopular Culture: Grayson Perry selects from the Arts Council Collection. 'I can be outrageous because the vice squad is never going to raid a pottery exhibition.'

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