Jodi Hays is a Nashville-based artist and curator whose work is influenced by inhabited space, specifically landscape and architecture and their potential metaphors to the painted surface. She has exhibited her work at galleries and museums across the United States and Germany including at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Brooks Museum of Art and the Boston Center for the Arts. Her work is documented in seven exhibition catalogues, and has been positively reviewed in publications such as Number and Sharon Butler’s Two Coats of Paint. She is a recipient of several grants, awards, and fellowships including from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation and the Tennessee Arts Commission. Hays holds a BFA from The University of Tennessee (Knoxville) and an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Art. Residencies include the Cooper Union and Vermont Studio Center. She lived and worked in Boston for a number of years where she was Assistant Director at the Cambridge Art Association. She moved to East Nashville in late 2005 where she maintains a studio and pop-up gallery Dadu. Her practice includes work with COOP Gallery (a Nashville-based curatorial collective for which she was a founding member) and teaching.

Hays’ solo exhibition God Sees Through Houses will be on view at Lipscomb University’s Gallery of Art, fall 2018. Her work can be found in important public and private collections including J. Crew Company, the Tennessee State Museum, and the Arkansas Art Center. She is represented by Red Arrow Gallery, Show and Tell and Flat File Art.
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