Verity Coward 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

Ongoing collaborator and performer Monster Chetwynd

Contributor Multi Species Research Group

Selected exhibitions, screenings, and projects

‘Unruly Bodies’ Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art

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

‘Eat Dust!’ film STEMS screening, Horse Hospital

‘Metamorph’ screening at Soul Festival, The Bomb Factory

‘Metamorph’ Well Projects, Margate, London, UK

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

Screening Mahler and LeWitt Studios, Spoleto, Italy

London Bronze Fellowship collective recipient

Arts Council England Project Grant for the collaborative project ‘Metamorph’ that reimagined the classical myth of Daphne.

‘Sound of Metamorph’ Jupiter Woods, London, UK

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

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

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

‘Inner Monolith’ Underground Flower Off-space, Harlesden High Street,
London, UK

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

‘Goose Goosey Gander’ Underground Flower, Solo Show, Virtual

‘Multi Species Research Group’ SET, London, UK

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

‘Secret Spawning Site’ (solo) BAES, London, UK

‘Plant Monsters!’ Well Projects, Margate, UK

‘Metamorph’ Goldsmiths CCA, London, UK

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

‘Horse breaker’ The Multi Species Research Group, Online

‘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

Performances and film features
‘Who Named the Lily?’ Monster Chetwynd Production, Art on the Underground

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

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

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

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