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, Nashville, Tennessee

2017 Keeper, Red Arrow Gallery, 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



Frist Art Museum


Jodi Hays and Scott Zieher, Electric Shed, Nashville

Places We have Never Known, Fine Drawn Curatorial, Wavelength Space, Chattanooga

Artists Quarantine with Their Collections, Muhlenburg College, Pennsylvania


here/(t)here, Intermission Museum, Stand 4 Gallery, New York, New York

The Growing Edge, Casa Otro, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Teachable Moments, Stoveworks Museum, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Comfort Riddle, Wavelength Space, Chattanooga, Tennessee


ZieherSmith@Virgin, ZieherSmith Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

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

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


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

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

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

2015 Sluice Art Fair, galleryELL, London, United Kingdom


Degrees of Abstraction, Western Oregon University, Eugene, Oregon

Selvage, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee

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


Drawn Out, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

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


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, Nashville Scene, Sept

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, 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


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

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, Nashville, Tennessee