J O D I H A Y S

www.jodihays.com | jodihays@gmail.com | 615-484-7455

Lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee

B. 1976 Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States of America


EDUCATION

2006 Master of Fine Arts | Vermont College of Fine Art

1998 Bachelor of Fine Art | University of Tennessee

1996 Foundations | School of Visual Arts


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021

ZieherSmith Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee (upcoming)

2020

Outskirts, Browsing Room Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

2019

Tend, Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

Plan, Covenant College, Chattanooga, Tennessee

2018

God Sees Through Houses, Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee

2017

Keeper, Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

Micro Poetry, Sauvage Galerie | Nashville, Tennessee

2016

Flying Solo, Nashville International Airport, Nashville, Tennessee

2014

Archival Spelunking, Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville, Tennessee

2013

Supper Scraps, Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, Tennessee

2012

Strong in the Broken Places, Three Squared, Nashville, Tennessee

2011

Resident Artist Exhibition, Buckstaff Gallery, Hot Springs, Arkansas

New Work, Metro Arts Commission, Nashville, Tennessee

2010

Jodi Hays, Renaissance Center, Dickson, Tennessee

2008

Jodi Show, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi

2007

Open, Drawing Room, Portland, Maine

2006

MFA Thesis, TW Wood Gallery, Montpelier, Vermont

2005

New Work, Cultural Organization of Lowell, Massachusetts

2000

Canonical Hours, Sacramento Street Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1998

Senior Show, Gallery 1010, Knoxville, Tennessee


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

*Indicates 2-person exhibition **Indicates 3-person exhibitions

2021

here/)t)here, *Intermission Museum with Ayanah Moor, New York, New York

Comfort Riddle, Wavelength Space, Chattanooga, Tennessee, curated by Mineral House Media

Intermission Museum at Stand 4 Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Fabric Matters, Art in Res, curator Jordan Holmes

The Growing Edge, Cul De Sac, Las Cruces, New Mexico Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Teachable Moments, Stoveworks Museum, Chattanooga, Tennessee

2020

Porch Series, 57x57arts, New York, New York

ZieherSmith@Virgin, ZieherSmith Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

Scrappy, Harpeth Hall Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee, curator Anna McKeown

Dolly, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, curator Logan Lockner

Breathless, Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee, curators Katie Shaw and Ashely Layendecker

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

Everything is Different Now, Stay Home Gallery, Paris, Tennessee

Willing the Season, Far x Wide, curator Jess Cannon

2019

**Before Your Eyes, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Greenville, South Carolina, curator Mark Brosseau

615, Fisk University, Tennessee

Greetings from Nashville, James Madison University, Charlottesville Virginia, curator John Ros

Nashville Visionaries, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee

2018

Here/Now: Painting Nashville, Browsing Room, Nashville, Tennessee, curator Megan Lightell

**James May Gallery, Algoma, Wisconsin

Young Collectors Contemporary, Memphis, Tennessee, curator Whitney Hardy

2017

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

Diverge/Convene, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, California, curator Ginger Schliuck Porcella

Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany, curator Jeffrey Cortland Jones

Edgehill Muses, Curb Center for Art Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

2016

Bevy, Julia Martin Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

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

2015

*The Arts Company, Nashville, Tennessee

Sluice Art Fair, galleryELL, London, United Kingdom

2014

Painting Now, Florence Quatar Gallery, Southwestern University, Tucson, Arizona

Degrees of Abstraction, Western Oregon University, Eugene, Oregon

Selvage, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee

Price is Right, David Lusk Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts, juror Toba Kamps

2013

Drawn Out, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

Dog is in the Details, Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

10 x 10, Coop Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee

2011

Element/Progress, Spool MFG, Binghamton, New York, curator John Ros

Transient Landscape, Governors Island Art Fair, galleryELL, New York City, New York, curator John Ros

2010

Art Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Loading Dock, Brooklyn, New York, curator John Ros

Justice Works Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

2009

* Introductions, Tanner Hill Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

Drawings that Work, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

The Artist’s Brain, Association for Visual Arts, Chattanooga, Tennessee, curator Jeffrey Morton

Paper Trail, Davis Art Advisory, Nashville, Tennessee

Ladies First, Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, Texas

2008

The New Dress Code, Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville, Tennessee

Buckets of Water, Red Door Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

Faculty Biennial, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee

three plus ferris, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

2007

Perspectives, Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee

Blutenweiss- Ram fur Kunst, Berlin, Germany

Lucky 7, TAG Art Gallery Nashville, Tennessee

Cooper Union Residents Exhibition, Cooper Union, New York City, New York

Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey

2005

Air Show, Alternate Currents Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

New Talent, Michael Price Contemporary, Boston, Massachusetts


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2021

Boyle, Kathleen, 20 Questions for Jodi Hays, Red225.com, June 2021

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

Reese, Mel, Visit the Studio with Jodi Hays, Art In Res, January 2021

2020

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

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

Bass, Brianna, Artist Interview, Mineral House Media, January 2020

2019

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

2018

Estes, Sara, Against Subtlety, Burnaway, December 2018

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

2018

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

2017

Staff, Artist Spotlight: Jodi Hays, Native Magazine, September 2017

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

Floyd, Nancy, Visual Arts: Jodi Hays, NFocus Magazine, July 2017

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, October 2014

2013

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

2012

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

2011

Ros, John, Studio Visit, galleryELL, April 2011

2008

Maddox, David, Line Up, Nashville Scene, August 2008


SELECTED AWARDS, GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES

2021

Residency, Trillium Arts NC, Mars Hill, North Carolina

2020

Nominee, SECAC Outstanding Educator Award

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

Fellowship, Rose Library at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Resident, Southern Heat Exchange

Resident, Mineral House Media

2019

Finalist, Hopper Prize

2018

Residency, Yellow Bird Artist Sanctuary, Woodbury, Tennessee

Participant, Learning Lab, Metro Nashville Arts Commission, Nashville, Tennessee

2014

Grant, Sustainable Arts Foundation

2013

Finalist, Clark Hulings Foundation for Emerging Artists

2012

Participant, Creative Capital Professional Development Workshop

Individual Artist Fellowship, Tennessee Arts Commission

2011

Publication Grant, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation

2010

Service Learning Faculty Grant, Tennessee State University

2009

Artist Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center

Tennessee Arts Commission Professional Development Support Grant

2008

Outstanding Educator, Center for Service Learning at Tennessee State University

Professional Development Support Grant, Tennessee Arts Commission

Service Learning Faculty Grant, Tennessee State University

Artist in Residence, Downtown Presbyterian Church

2007

Summer Resident, The Cooper Union School of Art

2006

Artist Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center

Professional Development Support Grant, Tennessee Arts Commission

2005

Gallery Award, Michael Price Contemporary, Boston, Massachusetts


COLLECTIONS

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

Avenue Bank, Nashville, Tennessee

Brehman Collection, Inglewood Center for Contemporary Art

Gordon College, South Hamilton, Massachusetts

J. Crew Group, New York, New York

Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee

Metro Nashville Courthouse, Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville International Airport, Nashville, Tennessee

National Parks of America

Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, Tennessee

Western Michigan Univ. Department of Art, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Private collections worldwide