Grayson Perry, one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists, is to be awarded a CBE for services to visual arts and diversity.
Perry said he was “honoured” to receive the award from the Queen.
“I’m so grateful for this honour,” he added. “I recognise it as a tremendous endorsement of the role of contemporary art and its place in culture.”
Perry has been creating ceramic figures since he won the 1991 Turner prize.
He was made a CBE for services to visual arts and diversity in the 2018 Birthday Honours.
Since 2010, when he became the first British artist to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale, his work has been displayed at galleries around the world including Tate Britain and Tate Modern. He has also written three books.
Grayson Perry, the English artist who has been at the forefront of contemporary art, will be honoured by the Queen with a CBE in this year’s Birthday Honours.
Perry, who is known for his ceramic vases and TV series on contemporary art, is to receive a CBE for services to visual arts.
The artist said he was “truly honoured” to be recognised for his work and that he hoped it would inspire other artists from working class backgrounds to “have faith in themselves”.
“I’m from a council estate in Essex and my parents didn’t go to university,” he told the BBC. “I know there are loads of people like me out there because I get letters from them all the time.”
Perry, 54, became known for his often controversial art that explores gender stereotypes and sexuality. His most famous piece, I Want To Spend the Rest Of My Life Everywhere, With Everyone, One To One, Always, Forever And Ever… was created in 1994.
In 2013 he was made a CBE for services to visual arts but this honour has been upgraded at this year’s list.
Perry last year created an 18-metre tall sculpture titled Arduinna Goes To The Gallery that was installed in the
Grayson Perry, one of the UK’s most successful contemporary artists, will receive a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018.
The Turner Prize winner and broadcaster, who is best known for his cross-dressing alter-ego Claire, said he was “truly honoured” to be recognised.
Perry is a frequent commentator on gender issues and political correctness. He has also spoken publicly about his childhood abuse at the hands of a family member.
Perry has been awarded an OBE before, when David Cameron handed him the honour for services to art in 2014.
Earlier this year, he opened a new exhibition at the Southbank Centre in London titled What Do You Think Of The Car? It features many of his ceramic works.
The artist will be formally invested with the honour during a Buckingham Palace ceremony in October.
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Grayson Perry, OBE, is a British artist and author. He studied at the Hornsey College of Art and the Royal College of Art, and has become known for his ceramic vases, tapestries and cross-dressing. Perry has had a number of one-man shows at public galleries in Britain and elsewhere, including the Royal Academy in London. Perry was named as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to art.
Tate Britain will be showing his works from 13 February 2018 until 13 May 2018, entitled This is Tomorrow.
Perry lives in London with his wife Rachel and their son Orlando
Grayson Perry is a British contemporary artist. His ceramic vases and jugs, painted in pastel colours with scenes of suburban life inspired by the china his mother owned, made him famous. He is now one of the best-known artists working in Britain.
Now, he has been honoured for services to art, receiving a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.
Perry was born in Chelmsford, Essex and he graduated from Newcastle Polytechnic (now Northumbria University) in 1984 with a BA Hons degree in Fine Art. He lives and works in London and East Sussex with his wife Claire and their four children.
He describes himself as a transvestite, feminist, socialist but also an introvert who dislikes crowds, who finds it hard to relax on holiday and whose idea of heaven is “a day spent alone with my family”.
In 2004 Grayson Perry won the Turner Prize for his ceramics and was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2005 New Year Honours. He became a Royal Academician in 2009 and was awarded an honorary degree by Oxford Brookes University on 3 July 2010