Lives and works in London, UK

Verity Coward’s sculptural practice explores relationships between agency and material enquiry. She embraces non-traditional energies of production, from suping-up vehicles to rude building construction. In recent work she experiments with the mechanisms and by-products of storytelling: plot devices, recurrent characters, circuitous repetition within painting, accumulation in counting songs, and wayward functions of rhymes. Unfaithful to storylines as such, she renders their constituent parts and frameworks into new, fragmented compositions and crude landscapes. The works feature a cast of characters and recurring motifs - geese, pigs, devils and sausages serving as prompts and players

2017 BAFA Goldsmiths University of London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions and Presentations
2023 ‘Unruly Bodies’ Goldsmiths CCA, London, UK UPCOMING

         ‘Highly Educated Secular Salamanders R Us’ Massimo De Carlo Gallery, curated by Monster Chetwynd, VSpace

2022 ‘Metamorph’ Well Projects, Margate, London, UK Vessel Studios, London, UK

          ‘Metamorph’ screening Mahler and LeWitt Studios, Spoleto, Italy

2021 ‘Sound of Metamorph’ Jupiter Woods, London, UK

        ‘Stand on All Fours’ The Turner House, Penarth, Wales, UK

        ‘Industrious Demons’ made in association with Chisenhale Art Place screened as part of OSR Projects, OD Arts               Festival, Dorset, UK

2020 ‘Inner Monolith’ Underground Flower Off-space in association with Harlesden High Street, London, UK

         ‘After Hours’ Harlesden High Street, Off-site, London, UK ‘After Hours’ Bowes Parris Gallery, Off-site, London,            UK

2018 ‘Into the Wild’ Chisenhale Art Place, London, UK

        ‘Multi Species Research Group’ SET, London, UK

2017 Withkin, Dorset, UK

2016 ‘Secret Spawning Site’ BAES, London, UK

2023 A-N Bursary

2022 London Bronze Fellowship

2021/22 Arts Council England Project Grant for the collaborative project Metamorph that reimagines the classical myth of Daphne through a queer, transcultural and multispecies lens

2018/19 Contributing Artist, Chisenhale Art Place’s ‘Into The Wild’ programme, London, UK

2020 ‘On Butterflies Moths and Other Wordly Creatures’ featured artist

2019 ‘The Supreme Deluxe Essential Monster Chetwynd Handbook’ featured artist

         ‘Multi Species Research Group’ featured artist

2022 ‘Plant Monsters!’ Well Projects, Margate, UK

         ‘Metamorph’ Goldsmiths CCA, London, UK

2021 ‘Art and the Mabinogi’ The Turner House Gallery, Penarth, Wales, UK

2020 ‘Horses’ The Multi Species Research Group, Online

Performances and Film
2023 ‘The Lily Film’ Monster Chetwynd Production

2019 ‘Toxic Pillows’ Monster Chetwynd Production De Pont, Tilburg, The Netherlands

2018 ‘Vionnet and Ethical Capitalism’ Monster Chetwynd Production Centre Des Artes Plastique Paris, France

        ‘Dogsy Ma Bone’ Monster Chetwynd Production Tate Modern, London, UK

2016 ‘Here She Comes’ Monster Chetwynd Production Royal Festival Hall London