I’m Grayson Perry, artist and Turner Prize winner, and welcome to my new club. I’ve been making art since the 1970s and I’m still going strong. I’ve designed this club to be a place where you can collect my art, meet like-minded people, and enjoy exclusive merch.
In the last few years I have been making some of my most powerful work. My early series, such as The Vanity of Small Differences, reflect the contrasts between rural Essex and metropolitan London. Later work in The Body Politic examined ideas about masculinity and gender identity. And my most recent work has explored questions about Victorian Britain that are still resonant today: why do we see things differently according to our politics? What does it mean to be British?
This is my first ever online art club. One of the best things about it is that you can join even if you don’t live near London or are unable to get to one of my gallery shows. Most of the exclusive items are only available here so if you want them this is your best chance.
I am very excited to be able to offer these limited edition original drawings, prints and paintings together with some great pieces of exclusive Grayson Perry merch including t shirts, hoodies and bags. If you want to
Art Club is an exclusive membership and club within Grayson Perry’s official website, which allows fans to access more exclusive content, such as limited edition and original prints, the ability to purchase Grayson Perry merchandise, access to events and art classes. Members can also take part in interactive games with Grayson Perry.
The Grayson Perry Art Club is a limited edition membership club offering an exclusive range of limited edition Grayson Perry products, private viewings, events, competitions and workshops.
The club offers exclusive access to the lives and minds of Grayson Perry and his friends, team and collaborators at home, in the studio and on tour.
Members can also experience a unique insight into Grayson Perry’s creative process and daily life as he prepares for his major new exhibition at Tate Britain in 2013.
Grayson Perry is a British conceptual artist and the winner of the 2014 Turner Prize. Grayson’s work explores gender and identity, often using kitsch references to explore ideas around masculinity, femininity, and social construction.
Perry was born in London in 1960. He studied at Leeds Polytechnic (now Leeds Beckett University), and at the Royal College of Art, where he graduated with an MA in 1988. In 2014 he won the Turner Prize for his ceramic sculpture The Vanity of Small Differences (2013). He divides his time between studios in Dorset, Glasgow and North London.
He is best known for his ceramic tableaux that take a satirical look at gender issues. His first major public commission was a piece created for the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, London, which was unveiled on International Women’s Day 2013. Perry has spoken of his appreciation for the work of Grayson Perry (born 1938), who is not a relation but shares his Christian name.
A recent major presentation of new work by Perry was held at White Cube Bermondsey alongside works by Phyllida Barlow. Other recent major solo exhibitions include Just Men!, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull (2013) and Nothing’s True & Everything Is Permitted, Pallant House Gallery
Grayson Perry is an artist and art critic whose work includes ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and tapestry. Grayson Perry has exhibited widely, including in the Venice Biennale in 2003 and 2007. He was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2003.
The first episode of Grayson’s documentary series All In The Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry aired on Channel 4 in January 2012.
He wrote a regular column for The Sunday Times from 2009 to 2015 and has contributed to publications such as Vanity Fair, Daily Mail and Metro among others.
Perry was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to art.
In 2014 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by The University of the Arts London and is a trustee of both the Tate Gallery and British Museum.
In 2015 he received an honorary doctorate from Anglia Ruskin University at Cambridge where he delivered the 2015 Annual John Latham Memorial Lecture.
Grayson Perry’s father was a major influence on his work; Perry describes him as “a rascal”. He grew up with what he calls a “working-class childhood”, with limited money, moving around many times when he was a child. His father
Grayson Perry is a British contemporary artist and ceramist. He was born in 1961 and studied at the Royal College of Art. His work addresses social issues, particularly gender. He is known for his ceramic vases and installations, his cross dressing, and his four-part BBC documentary program All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry (2011).
Perry’s artwork has been characterised as subversive, or “post-gender,” and it is influenced by popular culture, kitsch, and the comic book tradition. He describes his own work as “ceramic figurines that take the form of characters from popular culture”. These “superheroes” are based on historical figures such as Marie Antoinette and Winston Churchill who have been altered to become female. Perry regards them as feminist icons because he believes that they depict women more accurately than traditional representations in art history.
Perry’s work has been exhibited at Tate Britain, Whitechapel Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Brooklyn Museum, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Hepworth Wakefield and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid. He won the Turner Prize in 2003.*
I have always been interested in art, but I was not very confident about my artistic ability. When I was 15 years old I took part in a competition to create a logo that would be put on the cricket pavilion at the local sports club. The winner of the contest was given their design printed onto a t-shirt and they also received a book token as a reward. This is when I first got into art.
I had been looking at all the different logos on display at the cricket pavilion and noticed that they were all pretty basic and standardised. They were all plain fonts with a picture of the cricket club on them, or just some text saying something along the lines of “Cricket Club.” I decided to do something different by incorporating art into my logo. My idea was to use photos taken from the newspapers of famous cricketers from around the world and arrange them into columns with text placed over the top. The text would be the name of my local cricket team written in completely different languages, including Hindi, Arabic and Chinese.
The fact that I have never studied or worked in an art based environment meant that I had no idea how to go about this project and I had a lot to learn. Luckily my mum works for an elderly lady