Jodi Hays is a painter who has exhibited widely. A native of Arkansas, she is the recipient of grants from The Foundation for Contemporary Arts (New York), Sustainable Arts Foundation, an Individual Artist Fellow with Tennessee Arts Commission, and the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation. She is a 2019 Finalist for the Hopper Prize. Hays has exhibited in art fairs in New York and Miami including Affordable Art Fair and Art on Paper. Her paintings are internationally collected privately and can be found in many public and corporate collections including the J Crew Group (New York), Nashville International Airport, National Parks of America, Gordon College (MA), the Tennessee State Museum, among others. Her works have been showed at venues including at the Wiregrass Museum, Michael Price Contemporary (Boston) and The Brooks Museum (Memphis).

Residencies include The Cooper Union School of Art and Vermont Studio Center. Her work is documented in catalogues and has been reviewed in ArtForum International, Hyperallergic, New Art Examiner, the Nashville Scene, Two Coats of Paint, Burnaway among others. She has been interviewed by Artist/Mother Podcast. She has taught and curated extensively including University of Massachusetts, Watkins College of Art and Tennessee State University. Jodi lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee.