Amanda Danicic

Amanda Danicic was brought up in London and Wales. At the age of 21 Amanda left England to travel extensively through Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and eventually through India to Sri Lanka. After gaining her BA in Fine Art at Saint Martin's School of Art in 1989, where she was awarded the prize for best student in a London college, Amanda completed a postgraduate printmaking course at the Central School of Art where she studied etching with Norman Ackroyd RA.

 

Amanda has won a number of art awards and prizes, including the National Portrait Competition, and in 2005 she appeared in BBC1 Star Portraits where her portrait was chosen by Michael Parkinson. Her work has featured in many mixed exhibitions and gallery shows at institutions throughout Britain including the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Discerning Eye exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London. Her work was also selected for inclusion in the Northern Print Biennale, 2009. 

 

Amanda's father was a Jewish refugee, and this has had an influence on Amanda's most recent work. In 2019 Amanda travelled to Zagreb to visit sites relevant to her family's history, providing further inspiration for her art.

 

Amanda lives and works in London where she is the programme leader for the Design Foundation Programme at the University of East London.