2006 Master of Fine Arts | Vermont College of Fine Art

1998 Bachelor of Fine Art | University of Tennessee

1996 Foundations | School of Visual Arts


2022 Night Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2021 Past Perfect, ZieherSmith Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

2020 Tend, Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

2018 God Sees Through Houses, Lipscomb University

2017 Keeper, Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

2013 Supper Scraps, Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, Tennessee


2023 Everso, Devening Projects, Chicago, IL

2023 southxeast Contemporary Art Triennial (Veronique Cote, curator)

2022 Susan Inglett Gallery, NY, with Michi Meko

2021 Artists Quarantine with Their Collections, Muhlenburg College, Pennsylvania

2021 here/(t)here, Intermission Museum, Stand 4 Gallery, New York, New York (John Ros, curator)

2020 Porch Series, 57x57 arts, New York, New York (Sue and Al Ravitz)

2020 Dolly, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee (Logan Lockner, curator)

2020 Space Case, Labspace, Hillsdale, New York, curators Ellen Letcher and Julie Torres

2019 Before Your Eyes, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Greenville, South Carolina

2017 Art of the South, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee (Mark Scala, juror)

2016 Encore, Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

2015 Sluice Art Fair, galleryELL, London, United Kingdom (John Ros, curator)

2014 Selvage, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee (Laura Hutson, curator)


2022 Casey, Jenny Zoe,Two Coats of Paint, Inglett Gallery

2022 Open Studio Press, South 2021, New American Paintings, No. 154

2021 Ravitz, Sue, Painting on Porch, Flatfix, November 2022

2021 Hutson, Laura, Critic’s Pick, Nashville Scene, August 2021

2020 Weiner, Emily, Critic’s Pick, Art Forum International, May

2020 Wood, Kelli, In Tennessee, Art Itself Is Protest, New Art Examiner, Oct

2019 Acree, Cat, New Work by Jodi Hays Makes the Feminine Presence Elemental, Nash Scene

2018 Grand, Robert, In Defense of Subtlety, Burnaway, December 2018

2018 Erica Ciccarone, Painting as Loving Your Neighbor, Nashville Arts Magazine, January 2018

2017 Scala, Mark, Passion and Subjectivity: Artists as Curators, Nashville Arts Magazine, April 

2016 Ciccarone, Erica, Studio Visit with Jodi Hays in Nashville, Burnaway, July 2016

2014 Kelly, Meghan, Echoes of Content Extended Visual Phrase, Nashville Arts Magazine

2013 Hutson, Laura, Studio Visit: Jodi Hays, Nashville Scene, April 2013

2012 Butler, Sharon, Report From Nashville, Two Coats of Paint, April 2012


2023 Oxbow School of Art, Michigan

2022 Stove Works Residency, Chattanooga, Tennessee

2021 Trillium Arts Residency, Artist Award, Mars Hill, North Carolina

2020 Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York, New York

2020 Fellowship, Rose Library at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

2019 Finalist, Hopper Prize

2014 Grant, Sustainable Arts Foundation

2013 Finalist, Clark Huling Foundation for Emerging Artists

2012 Individual Artist Fellowship, Tennessee Arts Commission

2011 Grant, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation

2009 Artist Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center

2007 Summer Resident, The Cooper Union School of Art

2006 Artist Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center


Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

The Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama

Caster-Knott Building, Nashville

The J. Crew Group, New York, New York

Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee

National Parks of America

Pinnacle Bank

Studio Bank

Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, Tennessee

Vanderbilt University Library, Nashville, Tennessee