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Spirit Jar
© Grayson Perry, courtesy of Victoria Miro Gallery. Photo credit: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

Spirit Jar 1994

Grayson Perry (b.1960)

Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre

Ceramist, performance artist and writer, who studied at Portsmouth College of Art, 1979–82. His many group shows included Young Contemporaries, ICA, 1982; Ian Birksted Gallery, 1983; Gallozi e La Placa, New York, America, 1985; Nishi Azabu Wall, Tokyo, Japan, Nigel Coates Commission, 1989; Fine Cannibals, Oldham Art Gallery tour, 1992; Objects of our Time, Crafts Council tour, 1997–8; and Protest & Survive, Whitechapel Art Gallery, 2000. Among Perry’s solo shows were James Birch Gallery, from 1984; Birch & Conran, from 1986; Anthony d’Offay Gallery, from 1994; and Laurent Delaye Gallery and Fig-l, both 2000; and Guerilla Tactics, at Barbican Centre, 2002. The Crafts Council; Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Shigarake Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan; Hydra Foundation, Greece; Pottery Museum, Stoke-on-Trent; Museum of Modern Art, Glasgow; and Saatchi Collection hold examples.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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