ARTISTS Bios and Information

Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry CBE RA is an English contemporary artist. He is known for his ceramic vases, tapestries and cross-dressing, as well as his observations of the contemporary arts scene, and for dissecting British “prejudices, fashions and foibles”.

The works that we have aquired at Brandler Galleries are from The Life of Julie Cope – a unique presentation consisting of tapestries, woodcuts, ceramics and tiles designed by the Turner Prize-winning artist for A House for Essex (2015). A House for Essex serves as a secular chapel to the memory of a fictional Essex woman created by Perry. Situated overlooking the scenic Stour Estuary in the village of Wrabness in north-east Essex, the House is both an artwork in itself and the setting for a number of artworks by Perry that explore the special character and unique qualities of the county.