About 

me

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.

CV

 

Present Appointment         

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

Previous Appointments        

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

 

Exhibitions                                

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                         

 

Group Exhibitions               

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.

 

Residencies                       

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. 

Publications                      

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

 

Invited talks                      

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

16 Four Glory Holes (detail)