b. 1960, UK; lives and works in London 

Perry works with traditional media: ceramics, cast iron, bronze, printmaking, and tapestry. His works reference his own childhood and life as a transvestite, while also engaging with wider social issues from class and politics to sex and religion. Perry has had numerous major solo exhibitions, including Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman at the British Museum (2011), My Pretty Little Art Career at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney (2016), and The Vanity of Small Differences, a suite of tapestries currently on a national and international tour led by the Arts Council Collection and British Council. 

Perry won the Turner prize in 2003, and was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2013. In 2015, he was appointed Trustee of the British Museum and Chancellor of the University of the Arts London, and in 2016, Perry was awarded a RIBA Honorary Fellowship for The House for Essex designed by Perry and FAT Architecture.