Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry artist speaker at Great British Speakers

Artist Grayson Perry became world-known in 2003 as the first ceramic artist to win a Turner Prize. With his innovative and unique style, Grayson has gone on to host an array of art-inspired documentaries such as All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry and Why Men Wear Frock, both for Channel 4.

For his television work, Grayson won the Royal Television Society award for Best Network Production (for Why Men Wear Frocks) and received a BAFTA for Specialist Factional Television Programme (for All in the Best Possible Taste  with Grayson Perry). He also won a Grierson Award for Documentary Presenter of the Year. His acclaimed documentary Who Are You, earned Grayson the Best Arts Programme award by The Royal Television Society and Best Specialist Factual Programme at the BAFTA’s. His artwork from the series was later exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery. In 2014, he was awarded a CBE.

Grayson has also made guest appearances on Have I Got News for You and The Culture Show. As a speaker, Grayson has held talks at Tate Modern and featured on BBC Radio 4. He was also the first artists to deliver the prestigious Reith Lectures for Radio 4.

In 2016, Grayson sold out the London Palladium with his stand up comedy show, Typical Man in a Dress, became the author of a bestselling book with the release of The Descent of Man, and starred in the hit All4 series, Born Risky.

Most recently, Grayson took to Twitter to invited Channel 4 viewers to help him design his next major work – The Brexit Vases. The two vases not only set to feature in Grayson’s new series Grayson Perry: What Britain Wants, but are also on display as part of his solo exhibition ‘The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever’, which will be held at the Serpentine Gallery in June 2017.

 

 

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