(Hot Springs, AR b.1976)
Jodi Hays is the recipient of the Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission, an Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation grant and her works are included in collections of the J. Crew Company (NY), Nashville International Airport, Gordon College (MA) and the Tennessee State Museum. Residencies include The National Parks of America, The Cooper Union School of Art and Vermont Studio Center. She received her M.F.A from Vermont College, her B.F.A. from The University of Tennessee and studied Foundations at School of Visual Arts (SVA). Afer having lived and worked in Boston where she was Assistant Director at the Cambridge Art Association, she moved to East Nashville in 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.