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Danica Maier undertook a BFA in painting from Arcadia University, Philadelphia, during which she spent a year studying abroad at Glasgow School of Art (GSA), Scotland. Her time at GSA and in Glasgow is a core reason she was interested in working as an artist and teaching in the UK. She achieved an MFA in Painting from the University of Delaware, USA, and an MA in Textile as a fine art practice from Goldsmiths College, London. She is part of the Fellowship of Higher Education Association and in 2019 she achieved an ILM Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring. Danica is an active member of the NTU Coaching Academy from which she supports colleagues as well as working externally with independent artists. Her interest in, and passion for, the processes of artistic practice has seen her undertaken as well as set up a number of artist residencies. 

Additional and alongside her independent practice Danica often works within collaborative frameworks in which she is interested in the balance between giving equivalent priority to both the personal and shared interests. She is co-lead with artist Andrew Bracey on a long-term artistic research project Bummock: New Artistic Responses to Unseen Parts of the Archive. ( Through artists’ residencies working within archives and collections this project seeks to investigate, research and use unseen parts of archives as catalysts for the creation of new artworks, while exploring the development of a ‘control rummage’ methodology for researching the unseen/unknown. 

Danica and composer Dr. Martin Scheuregger are currently working on an ongoing ACE funded project Score: Mechanical Asynchronicity. This project brings together shared interests of the disrupted repetition, the glitch and line and sees newly developed graphic scores explored with a small ensemble of musicians, creating a multichannel / ensemble piece incorporating both musician and recording (vinyl). Read more here:

She is part of the artist group Returns with Andrew Brown, Joanne Lee and Christine Stevens. An established collective of artists who have sustained a dialogue since 2014. The group is interested in the problems and possible futures of post-industrial cities and their communities, and in the role of making and craft skills therein. Returns formed out of and links back to the international partnership project - Topographies of the Obsolete (http://topographies.uib.noled by Bergen Academy of Art, Norway

With Emma Cocker, she co-led the No Telos research project which seeks to explore the journey of artistic process rather than outcome. The project partners included artists and academics from NTU, Bath School of Art, and The Museum of Loss and Renewal. The publication No Telos! was launched as part of the Convocation: On Expanded Language - Based Practices within the Research Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale ( It is published by Beam Editions and can be found here:

During the first year of Covid lockdown, Danica set up three online artist residencies with artist Louisa Chambers. The first iteration called Swifts: A Virtual Residency has fostered two more online residencies (Swallows and Bee Eaters) with the core focus on developing creative practice in a critical and supportive environment without any pressures of outcome.

Danica's home and studio is based in rural Lincolnshire. 

Education & Qualifications        

ILM level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring, ILM with Challenge Consulting (2019)

FHEA, Nottingham Trent University (2016)

Goldsmiths College, MA Textiles, London (2002)

University of Delaware, MFA Painting, Newark, USA (1998)

Glasgow School of Art, Painting Department, Scotland (Student Exchange 1993-1994)

Arcadia University, BFA Painting, Pennsylvania USA (1995)


Current Appointment         

Associate Professor in Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University (2017 - ongoing)


Previous Appointments        

Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University, Fine Art Department (2005 – 2017)

Goldsmiths College, Associate Lecturer Postgraduate Textiles, London (2002 – 2007)

London Printworks Trust, Workshop Co-coordinator / Tutor, London (2003 – 2005)

Fabric Workshop and Museum, Studio Assistant, Philadelphia, USA (1999 – 2001)

University of Delaware, Lecturer, Visual Arts, Newark, USA (1996 – 1999)


Exhibitions / Live Events                                

2022              Bummock: Tennyson Research Centre, The Collection Museum and Usher Gallery, Lincoln (with Andrew Bracey and Sarah Bennett)

                      Score: Mechanical Asynchronicity, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, part of York Concert, York (with Martin Scheuregger)

2021              Score: Mechanical Asynchronicity III, Prix Annelie de Man, International Harpsichordist Festival played live by Jane Chapman, Amsterdam, NL 

                      (with Martin Scheuregger)

                      Bummock: Tennyson Research Centre, The Hub: A National Centre for Craft and Design (with Andrew Bracey and Sarah Bennett) (upcoming)

2020              Score: Mechanical Asynchronicity, Lincoln Performing Arts Center, (with Martin Scheuregger) Lincoln

2019              Bummock: The Lace Archive, Constance Howard Gallery, Goldsmiths, London (with Andrew Bracey, Lucy Renton and Martin Scheuregger)

                      Score: Mechanical Asynchronicity, Mansions of the Future, (with Martin Scheuregger), Lincoln

                      Score: Mechanical Asynchronicity, The Space at Nottingham Contemporary as part of programming for Still Undead; the Nottingham chapter of the   

                      Bauhaus Imaginista international project, 27+ 28 September, (with Martin Scheuregger and the Dark Inventions ensemble), Nottingham

                      Bummock: Tennyson Art Walk, North Kesteven walking festival, Waddington (with Andrew Bracey and Sarah Bennett)

                      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.  

2015              Returns, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham.

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                         


Group Exhibitions               

2022              Experiential Translation, Sommerset House, London

                      May Show, X-Church Arts Centre, Gainsbrough

2020              Enough is Defiantly Enough, Oceans Apart Gallery, Salford and Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough

                      Asunciones/Himmelfahrten: Positions on women and society from Paraguay and Germany, Cultural Center of the Republic, CCR Cabildo, Asunción of                       Paraguay Paraguayan-German Cultural Institute / Goethe Zentrum

2019              Party Line, 201 Telephone Box Gallery, Scotland

                      No Telos!, performance and publication launch events as part of the Convocation within the Research Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale.

                      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.

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 in 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.


Artist Residencies                       

2022              Place, People and Time: Drawing into Being, leading this residency in partnership with The Museum of Loss and Renewal, Collemacchia, Italy. 

2021              Bee Eaters: A Virtual Residency: 24-27 August (co-lead with Louisa Chambers)

                      Bummock: Tennyson, 14-17 July, Ringmore Hall, Devon  

                      Swallows: A Virtual Residency: 7-10 April (co-lead with Louisa Chambers)

2020              Swifts: A Virtual Residency: 23-26 Aug (co-lead with Louisa Chambers)

2019              Hopsitalfield, Interdisciplinary Residency, 4-17 November, 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. 


2023              Unrepeating-repeat: reversal, once more, seek-seek afresh, Chapter in Victoria Mitchel and Sarah Horton (eds), Pattern and Chaos: Meaning and      

                      Making, Intellect publishing.

                      Score: Mechanical Asynchronicity, Beam Editions, with Martin Scheuregger, Daniela Cascella, and Lauren Redhead.

                      re - turning, published by Topographies of the Obsolete, with Andrew Brown, Joanne Lee, and Christine Stevens, (co-edited with Joanne Lee)

2022              Bummock: Tennyson Research Centre, Flipping the Bummock Press, with Sarah Bennett, Andrew Bracey and texts by Sian Vaughan, Sue Breakell, Jim                         Cheshire, Jenny Gleadell, Lucy Lumb 

2020              Topographies of the Obsolete: Phase Two: Rhizomatic Trajectories, Editor Neil Brownsword

2019              No Telos, a Score/Manual in the form of an artist publication, with the No Telos group. 

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

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


Invited talks                      

2022             Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University, Tuesdays Talks series, online

2019             Wembleton College of Art, Tell-Tale lecture series, London

                     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

Conference & Symposiums                                              

2022         Score, at the Performative & Experiential Translation: Meaning-Making through Language, Art and Media, led by The Experiential Translation Network,                      Kings College and Sommerset House

2020         Listening Again, (Keynote), Music Department Symposium, University of Lincoln

2019         Score: Mechanical Asynchronicity: playing the scores, Music as/and Process, Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London (with Martin                            Scheuregger)  

                 Score: Mechanical Asynchronicity, Notation for Improvisers, Institute of Musical Research, Senate House London (with Martin Scheuregger)  

2018         Looking Again, Decriminalizing Ornament: The Pleasures of Pattern, 9th International Illustration Research symposium, hosted by Anglia Ruskin University,   


                 Looking Again, Pattern and Chaos, Norwich School of Art, from the research group

                 Bummock: The Lace Archive, Textile & Place, Manchester School of Art and the Whitworth Art Gallery

                 Summer lodge and Slow Looking, TILT, Nottingham Trent University  

2017         Summer Lodge, Provocative Pedagogies, School of Fine & Performing Arts, University of Lincoln

                 Rummage to Bypass, The Archive Unbound, Digital Cutltures Network, Cardiff University

2016         Summer Lodge developing a space for process, Dirty Practices Conference, Painting Department, Woverhampton University

                 Defining Process, Waddington Culture Collective stage one symposium event.

                 Summer Lodge, NTU Course Leaders Conference, Summer Lodge presentation,

                 WCC: A group, Start of Something – CVAN annual conference – spokesperson for the WCC. Presentation of Colloquy of Process

2014         Process and Practice, Day of the Young Artist, Museum De Pont, Tilburg, (NL) Run by the Kuntspodium T


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