Originally from the USA, Danica Maier completed an MFA in painting before receiving an MA in Textiles from Goldsmiths in 2002. Maier is an artist and academic whose practice uses site-specific installations, drawing, and objects to explore expectations, while using subtle slippages to transgress propriety. She is part of Returns an artist’s research group, is co-led on artist lead project Bummock: New Artistic Responses to Unseen Parts of Archives, and working with composer Martin Scheuregger on Score:Mechanical Asynchronicity. She is passionate about practice & research led learning and giving students as well as fellow tutors opportunities to learn outside of the curriculum. Maier is an Associate Professor in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University, where she run the Summer Lodge, an annual 2-week artists’ residency.
2017- current Associate Professor, Nottingham Trent University, Fine Art Department
Education & Qualifications
2016 FHEA, Nottingham Trent University
2001-2002 Goldsmiths College, MA Textiles, London (Distinction)
1996-1998 University of Delaware, MFA Painting, Newark, USA
1993-1994 Glasgow School of Art, Painting Department, Scotland (Student Exchange)
1991-1995 Beaver College, (now Arcadia University) BFA Painting, Pennsylvania USA
2005 - 2017 Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University, Fine Art Department
2002 - 2007 Goldsmiths College, Visiting Tutor Postgraduate Textiles, London (core teaching staff/one day a week)
2003 - 2005 London Printworks Trust, Workshop Co-coordinator / Tutor, London
1999 - 2001 Fabric Workshop and Museum, Studio Assistant, Philadelphia, USA
1996 - 1999 University of Delaware, Lecturer, UG Visual Arts, Newark, Delaware, USA
2019 (upoming) Bummock: The Lace Archive, with Andrew Bracey and Lucy Renton, Constance Howard Gallery, London
Bummock: The Lace Archive, with Andrew Bracey and Lucy Renton, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge
2018 re-turning, Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent as part of the Returns group (with Andrew Brown, Joanne lee, and Christine Stevens)
Bummock: The Lace Archive, with Andrew Bracey and Lucy Renton, Backlit Gallery, Nottingham
2017 There but Different, with Andrew Bracey and Gerard Williams, Cornerstone Gallery, Hope University, Liverpool
2016 In return(s), Sheffield Institute of Art, Sheffield. As part of the Returns group with Andrew Brown, Chloe Brown, Joanne lee, Debra Swann and Christine Stevens.
2015 Returns, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham. As part of the Returns group with Andrew Brown, Chloe Brown, Joanne lee, Debra Swann and Christine Stevens.
2014 Stitch & Peacock, solo exhibition at The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln.
2nd Supper Redux, Terry O’Toole Theater, Lincolnshire. As part of as part of the Creating a Scene exhibition, held and organized by the National Centre for Craft and Design. In Collaboration with The Postmethodist’s art group.
2012 Shot, The Broadcaster, Waddington, Lincolnshire.
2011 2nd Supper, Monks Gallery, as part of as part of Lincoln Art Program’s A Working Title; Collaboration with The Postmethodist’s artist group.
2009 Midlands & Tooraloorals, Solo exhibition at GEDOK- The Society of Women Artists Gallery, Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany.
2007 Unpicked and Dismantled, National Museum of M.K. Ciurlionis, Kaunas, Lithuania. Co-curated with Gerard Williams the National British exhibition for the Kaunas Art Biennial: TEXTILE 07.
2006 Hortus, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, England. Two-person show with Jane Thruley.
2005 Intraducible, Solo Exhibition. Museum/Museo del Barro, Asuncion, Paraguay
Intraducible, Universidad de Artes Ciencias y Comunicación Gallery, Santiago, Chile
Untranslatable, Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre Gallery, London
Adam and Eve it, London Printworks Trust, London. Two-person show with Miranda Whall
2004 Danica Maier, solo exhibition, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan.
Crown & Feathers, solo exhibition, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
2001 Danica Maier, solo exhibition, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
2019 A Share of a Future, Library and Campus, China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing, China
Enough is Definitely Enough, General Practice, Lincoln
2018 Urban Sounding, Performance event as part of Lincoln Performing Art Centre's POPOUT Festival, Lincoln
Decriminalising Ornament, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge
2017 Midpointness, Airspace Gallery, Stoke on Trent
2016 De/Structured, Backlit Gallery as part of Kunstpodium T Apprentice/Master international project with leading international artists and final year students.
2014-15 Castle Open, Nottingham Castle Museum, Selected by Sean Edwards, Antony Micallef, Kirsty Ogg
2013 The Site is the Question, Airspace Gallery, laboratory exhibition of initial research for the Topographies of the Obsolete, Stoke-on-Trent
Topographies of the Obsolete: Vociferous Void, in the British Ceramics Biennale, Spode factory, Stoke on Trent.
2012 X, Over + Out Gallery, Lincoln
2011 Castle Open, Nottingham Castle Museum, Selected by Sheila MacGregor, Dan Perfect, Lina Peterson
Evolution of Stitch, Wallner Gallery at Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham
Opem, Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln, Selected by Alan Parker, Deanna Petherbridge, Richard Wilson
2010 Closely Held Secrets, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham
2009 B. Noticed, The Broadcaster, Wellingore & Waddington, Lincolnshire. Group exhibition to launch the Broadcaster, a curatorial collaboration with the Postmethodists.
Make Shift & Bend, Café Gallery, London, England
2008 Drawing Out, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, England
Parade: Stuff Happens, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, England. Selected by Leo Fitzmaurice.
On Time: East Wing Collection 8, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, England
2006 My Solo Show: Xulia Duran-Rodriguez, group exhibition in The Side Room @ Beyond the Valley, London
Art: Visual Artists from the UK, Art Center Gallery at Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea
2005 Kaunas Art Biennial: Textile ’05, (Award winner) M. Zilinskas Art Museum Kaunas, Lithuania Juried selection exhibition.
Diverse and Similar: Reflections on sexual otherness, Spanish Cultural Center, Asuncion Paraguay
2004 …dreaming of a white…, Arts & Business, London, England (exhibited and co-curated with Gerard Williams)
2003 CO/OP, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)
2002 Mobiliver/Bookmobile, traveling exhibition throughout the USA and Canada stopping at art galleries, bookshops, Universities and Museums
Random Cross Stitch, Pop-up gallery, 33 Monmouth St, London, England (exhibited and curated)
2001 Works on Paper, Arcadia University Gallery, Glenside, Pennsylvania (USA)
Blunt, Butcher Shop Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (USA)
May Bride, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)
Drive Slowly, Space 1026, Exhibition of artists books, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)
2000 Fresh Blood, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA) Curated by Shelley Spector and Andrew Jeffrey Wright.
2019 (upcoming) Hospitalfield, Scotland.
Project Space +, Lincoln. Bummock: Tennyson Research Centre, with Sarah Bennett and Andrew Bracey
2018 Primary Project Space1, Nottingham. Returns, with the Returns artist group
Airspace Gallery, Stoke on Trent. Returns research and development, with the Returns artists group
2017 No Telos, intensive short inter-institutional artistic project focusing on the process of art practice, held during the Venice Biennale
2016 Hartlane Gallery, London. Bummock: The Lace Archive, with Andrew Bracey and Lucy Renton.
2015-17 The Lace Archive, Nottingham Trent University. A pilot research residency as part of the Bummock: Artists in Archives project
2014 The Collection Museum's Textile Archive Research Residency, Lincoln
2013 Drawology exhibition Bonginton Gallery, Nottingham. Invited by curator Dr. Deborah Harty to be In Residence of and respond to the exhibition
Topographies of the Obsolete, residency in the abandoned Spode factory, Stoke on Trent. Lead by Bergen Academy of Art
2012 Resurrecting the Obsolete, located in the abandoned Spode factory, Stoke on Trent. Lead by Bergen Academy of Art
2005 Braziers International Artist Workshop, Oxfordshire, England
Fundación Migliorisi, Asuncion, Paraguay
2004 VASL Artists’ Collective with Gasworks, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan with Gasworks, London.
2000 Fabric Workshop and Museums artist's apprenticeship, Philadelphia, PA.
2019 No Telos, a Score/Manual in the form of an artist publication, with the No Telos group.
re-turning, Topographies of the Obsolete press, as part of the re-turning exhibition.
2018 Bummock: The Lace Archive, Flipping the Bummock Press.
2016 Grafting Propriety: From Stitch to the Drawn Line, (Monograph publication) focused on my drawing research and practice. Black Dog Publications.
2015 Forsaken Decoration. (Book chapter) In: Anne Helen Mydland and Neil Brownsword Topographies of the Obsolete: Site Reflections. Stoke on Trent: Bergen Academy of Art.
2014 Drawology exhibition publication. In Residence response.
On Returning, ed. by Nitkiene, V, Kaunas Textiles Biennale: Unitext. Kaunas: NGO Kaunas Biennial.
Review of Kaunas Textiles Biennale: Unitext. in Craft Research Vol 5.1
2013 Topographies of the Obsolete: Vociferous Void. England: Topographies of the Obsolete Publications. Editors Anne- Helen Mydland and Neil Brownsword
2013 Review of Anne Wilson: Wind/Rewind/Weave: A Line of Thread. Craft Research Vol 4.1 pg 113-118
2008 On Time: The East Wig Collection VIII. London: Courtauld Institue of Art.
2007 TEXTILE 07: Unpicked and Dismantled. KAUNAS: Kaunas Artists' Support Fund. Editors Virginija Nitkiene, Ed Carroal, Vita Geluniene.
Parade. Nottingham: Angel Row Gallery. Editor Helen Jones
2006 Art: Visual Artists from the UK. Seoul: Chung-Ang University. Ed. Seonghee Kim.
2005 Kaunas Art Biennial: TEXTILE 05. Kaunas: Arx Baltica. Editors Vita Geluniene And Virginija Nitkiene
Adam and Eve it. London: London Printworks Trust. Essay by Sally O’Reilly
Braziers 2005: International Artists Workshop. Ipswich: Braziers International Artists Workshop. Editor Nicola Grey
2004 VASL: 2003-2004. Karachi: Vasl Artists Collective. Editors Naiza Khan, Saima Zaidi, Usma Ghouri, Auj Khan
2003 Braziers 2003: International Artists Workshop. Ipswich: Braziers International Artists Workshop.
2000 Fresh Blood: New Art Now! Philadelphia: The Painted Bride. Editors Shelly Spector and Andrew Jeffery Wright
2019 University of Lincoln, Artists Talk, Lincoln.
2018 Nottingham Contemporary, Lunch time talks/tours of Pia Camil’s exhibition.
2017 Haarlem Artspace, Artists in Conversation: Danica Maier, 30 November 2017.
Nottingham Contemporary, Lunch time talks/tours of Lara Favaretto’s exhibition.
2014 University of Lincoln, Artists talks (hosted at the collection)
2012 Lace:Here:Now conference, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham
2010 Gallery discussion of the Cert and Uwe Tobias exhibition, Nottingham Contemporary
Key speaker for Beacon Bi-monthlies, Beacon Art Project, The Manor House, Alford
2006 Panel discussion leader for the exhibition Excess, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
Invited Artist lecture at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), Galway, Ireland
Gallery discussion of exhibition Hortus Surface Gallery,Nottingham, England
Gallery discussion of the exhibition 예술 Art Center Gallery CAU Seoul, Korea
2005 Artist talk, Broadway Live as part of the Broadway Live Lecture Series run by Nottingham Trent University, England
Reflections on my residency in Paraguay, Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre, Goldsmiths College, London, England
Artist talk, invited by The Art School of the National University, Asuncion, Paraguay
Artist talk for Postgraduate students at Lincoln University, Lincoln, England
2004 Artist talk by the department of Fiber & Materials Studies, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Artist talk, University of Delaware, Newark, USA
Reflections on my residency in Pakistan invited by the Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre, Goldsmiths College, London, England
Artist talk: invited by the British Council, at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan
Textiles in Art Practice lecture tour, invited by Naiza Khan from Vasl Artists’ Collective: at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi; National Collage of Art, Lahore; Textile Institute Pakistan, Karachi; Karachi University, Karachi.
2003 Discussion-leading group member: with Jenni Lomax & Gerard Williams, Braziers International Artists Workshop '03, Oxfordshire