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Jodi Hays (b. 1976, Hot Springs National Park, AR) is a painter whose work is partly influenced by a southern/rural vernacular. Her painting practice has become a way of note taking or organizing knowledge; landscape, abstraction, among others. These systems (grids) become a scaffold for pictorial inclinations. Stripes generate a placement in pattern, repetition and seriality. Textiles, associated with warmth, the body, pattern, domesticity and weave (stripes) inform her work. Hard-edged shapes exist with more rounded/floral moves, inviting associations with the architecture of the rural; awnings, bead board, weathered boards and lumber.


She has exhibited her work at galleries and museums across the United States including Corcoran Gallery of Art, Brooks Museum of Art, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Cooper Union and Boston Center for the Arts. She is a recipient of several awards including from the Sustainable Arts Foundation and the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.

EDUCATION

2006 MFA, Vermont College of Fine Art, Montpelier, Vermont

1998 BFA, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

1996 Foundations, School of Visual Arts


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

*indicates solo or two person


2020

*Outskirts, Browsing Room Gallery


2019

*Tend, Red Arrow Gallery

*Plans, Covenant College

Tiger Strikes Asteroid GVL

615, Fisk University

James Madison University


2018

*Lipscomb University

Wiregrass Museum. Alabama


2017

*Keeper, Red Arrow Gallery

San Diego Art Institute


2016

The University of Tennessee

Curb Center at Vanderbilt University


2014

David Lusk Gallery


2013

*Tinney Contemporary

George Mason University


2012

Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia


2010

Loading Dock, New York