Veronica Ryan

Cocoa Passion (sold out)

A limited edition of twenty cast porcelain cocoa pods – produced on the occasion of Veronica Ryan’s major exhibition Along a Spectrum at Spike Island.

Ryan is well known for her sculpture that is evocative of shapes, forms and objects from the natural world. Fruit, seeds, plants and vegetables are recurring motifs that function metaphorically for the artist’s own sense of dislocation and, more widely, they allude to a history of trading across the globe. Cocoa Passion is cast directly from a cocoa pod.  Similar colourful glazed versions feature prominently in the exhibition Along a Spectrum.

Due to the nature of the fabrication process, some of the pods differ slightly in form. If you require further information or have any questions contact us by email

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Veronica Ryan

Veronica Ryan (b. 1956, Plymouth, Montserrat) moved to England as an infant and she currently works between New York and the UK. Ryan’s solo exhibitions include The Weather Inside, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (2019); Salvage, The Art House, Wakefield (2017); The Weather Inside, The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh (2011); Archaeology of the Black Sun, Salena Gallery, Long Island (2005); Quoit Montserrat, Tate St Ives, Cornwall (2000); Compartments/Apartments, Camden Arts Centre, London and Angel Row, Nottingham (1995), and Arnolfini, Bristol (1987). Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including Castlefield Gallery, Manchester; Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne (2019); Nottingham Contemporary (2017); Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2009) and The Brooklyn Museum, New York (2007). Ryan has been the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, including most recently the 2019 Pollock Krasner Grant, the 2018 Freelands Award, and the Hackney Art Windrush Commission (to be unveiled in 2021).

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Year: 2021
Edition of 20 (+2 APs)
Materials: Porcelain
Dimensions: 140 x 60 x 60mm
Provenance details: Certificate of authenticity

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