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Dodger, February 2015 Oil on Canvas 7 Feet X 6 Feet © Copyright @Jo Hay
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Tank Girl, November 2014 Oil on Canvas 7 Feet X 6 Feet © @Jo Hay
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Tank Girl, November 2014 Oil on Canvas 7 Feet X 6 Feet © Jo Hay@ Jo Hay
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Sweet Zygo, June 2013 Oil on Canvas 36 X 36 © All rights reserved @ Jo Hay
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Milk and Blood, June 2013 Oil on Canvas 36 X 36 © all rights reserved @ Jo Hay
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Pandemonium , June 2013 Oil on Canvas 36 X 36 © all rights reseved @ Jo Hay
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Candy Pefume, June 2013 Oil on Canvas 36 X 36 © all rights reserved @ Jo Hay
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Black Cherry, June 2013 Oil on Canvas 36 X 36 © all rights reserved @ Jo Hay
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Dust to Funky, June 2013 Oil on Canvas 36 X 36 © all rights reserved @ Jo Hay
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ART FOR FREEDOM , November 2013 Digital © Jo Hay, Madonna
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"United States" Panel 34 of 50 , 2008 Oil on Canvas 10 X 10 Inch Panels of 50 © Jo Hay
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Tank Girl , November 2104 Oil on Canvas 7 Feet X 6 Feet © @Jo Hay
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Tank Girl, 2015 Oil on Canvas 7 Feet X 6 Feet © @Jo Hay
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TANK GIRL , 2015 OIL on CANVAS 7 Feet X 6 Feet © @Jo Hay
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Tank Girl, 2015 Oil on Canvas 7 Feet X 6 Feet © @Jo Hay
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
UK
Birth year
1964
Lives in
Provincetown and New York City
Works in
Provincetown and New York City
Schools
New York Academy of Art, 2012, MFA
The Art Students League of New York, 1996
Middlesex University, London, 1983, BA
Representing galleries
Tags
Jenny Saville, Lucien Freud, figurative, conceptual, modern
Current Exhibitions and Events
Sep, 2013
MADONNA's #ARTFORFREEDOM
Digital and Video
About Jo Hay

Artist Statement
My work is figurative, always in series, and deals with sexuality and identity. Fascinated by the mysterious middle ground between the two sexes, I want to probe our psychological and sexual perception of others.

Currently I’m seeking to paint human heads that appear male and female simultaneously. This series of paintings are not portraits of specific people. They are pieced together from photographs, paintings and life. I strive to make dynamic compositions with individual, overlapping brushstrokes that weave together to create strong anatomical form. That said, the patchwork nature of these composites allows me to push some areas of the painting to become more abstract with the idea of making the structure appear to dissolve and resolve with the question of gender.

Biography
Jo Hay is a British painter born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England in 1964. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design from Middlesex University, London in 1986 and her MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art in 2012, with a concentration in anatomy.

Hay has painted since she was a child. Her fascination with the limitless possibilities of color was the catalyst to pursue a career in art. With a solid professional background in magazine design, in 1990 Hay moved from London to New York City. Shortly thereafter she began attending classes at the Art Students League of New York. In 2000 Hay left magazine design to dedicate herself to painting full time. While living and painting in the West Village she became more aware of the obvious presence of androgyny represented by the transsexuals, transvestites, and transgendered men and women who congregated there. Fascinated by the mysterious middle ground between the two sexes, Hay began to probe the psychological and sexual perception of gender through her work. 

Hay’s work has been included in various group and juried shows including the Cambridge Art Association “North East Juried Show” 2010 – juror Cheryl Brutvan Curator of Contemporary Art at the Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach, Florida. In 2010 Hay was awarded the prestigious Lillian Orlowsy and William Freed Foundation Grant from the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. In 2011 Hay received the New York Academy of Art Portrait Scholarship from patrons Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia.

Hay’s most recent solo exhibition entitled “Betwixt” was a series of large scaled heads that appeared to be male and female simultaneously.

In November 2013 one of Hay's recent works from the “Betwixt” series was selected as a finalist in Madonna’s #ARTFORFREEDOM competition; a global initiative encouraging creative expression that brings awareness to human rights violations.

Hay’s piece “ Lipstickin’, queerlovin’, crossdressin’, genderbendin’, dragkingin’, dragqueenin’, faggot’, flaming’ dykes for Freedom” was personally selected by Madonna during a special #ArtForFreedom live curation on Tumblr.

Hay is currently working on a new series of large scaled heads, continuing her exploration of human sexuality and identity.

 

Resume
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014 Jo Hay Open Studio Gallery Provincetown MA "XX/XY"
2013 Kobalt Gallery Provincetown, MA “Betwixt”
2009 Kobalt Gallery Provincetown, MA “Portraits”
2008 Kobalt Gallery Provincetown, MA “United States”
1998 The End of History NY, NY “Girls and Boys”
1997 2 Horatio Street NY, NY “One Night Only Solo Show”

Selected Two Person Exhibitions
2011 Provincetown Art Association & Museum Provincetown, MA
Awarded with The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant

 

Group Shows
2104 Jo Hay Open Studio Provincetown MA "I am an Artist"
2014 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown MA “Fresh” 
2013 Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown MA “All-Town Art Exhibition”
2013 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown MA “12x12” 
2013 New York Academy of Art NY, NY “Tribeca Ball”
2013 Provincetown Art Association and Museum “Natura Morta”
2012 Boston International Art Fair “Kobalt Gallery”
2012 Provincetown Art Association and Museum “Members Small Works”
2012 New York Academy of Art NY, NY “The Two’s Alumni Show”
2012 New York Academy of Art NY, NY “Tribeca Ball”
2012 Provincetown Art Association and Museum “Small Works”
2012 The Cupping Room NY, NY “Something About Her”
2011 New York Academy of Art & Sothebys NY, NY “Take Home a Nude”
2011 New York Academy of Art NY, NY “Tribeca Ball”
2011 New York Academy of Art NY, NY “Deck the Walls”
2011 Chambers Street Bar NY, NY “Small Works”
2010 New York Academy of Art NY, NY “Tribeca Ball"
2010 New York Academy of Art NY, NY “Deck the Walls”
2010 Cambridge Art Association Cambridge, MA “North East Juried Show” juror Cheryl Brutvan.
2010 ArtStrand Provincetown, MA “headJAM”
2008 Provincetown Art Association & Museum Provincetown, MA “Juried Show” juror Trevor Fairbrother.
2007-2012 Kobalt Gallery Provincetown, MA
1999 GAle GAtes et al Brooklyn, NY “Size Matters”
1998 Newcastle University Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK “Small Works”
1997 A.I.R Gallery NY, NY “Women Only”
1996 Curt Marcus Gallery NY, NY “The Baseball Show”

Juried Shows and Competitions
2014 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Series Competition, winner in painting. Round One.
2014 Saatchi Gallery Online "In Glorious Colour" competition, finalist, juror Rebecca Wilson,

Chief Curator and Director of Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2013 Madonna's #ARTFORFREEDOM Calendar 12/02/13, jurors Madonna, David Blaine.
2013 Madonna's #ARTFORFREEDOM Initiative, on tumbler curated live by Madonna.
2010 Cambridge Art Association Cambridge, MA “North East Juried Show” juror Cheryl Brutvan.
2009 Provincetown Art Association & Museum Provincetown, MA “Juried Show” juror Trevor Fairbrother.
2006-2009 Provincetown Art Association & Museum Provincetown, MA


Grants and Scholarships
2013 Shortlisted for Madonna's #ARTFORFREEDOM Initiative Grant. Jurors Madonna and David Blaine.
2011 New York Academy of Art Portrait Scholarship awarded by Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia
2010 Provincetown Art Association & Museum The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Foundation Grant

 

Teaching
2014 “Understanding the Power of Color” Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA
2014 “Drawing from the Inside Out” Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA
2013 “Understanding the Power of Color” Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA
2008-2012 Painting and drawing mentor, Provincetown High School, Provincetown, MA

Private Collections
2013 Ulf and Brigitte von Haaacke, Hering Schuppener, Berlin, Germany
2013 Kristi McCormick, Founder, CEO Matchbook, New York City
2012 Jonatha Brooke, Singer, Songwriter, New York City
2012 Aleah Chapin, Artist, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Sue Kramer, Writer, Director, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Hugo Guinness, Artist, Decorator, New York City
2011 Christine McCarthy, Executive Director, Provincetown Art Association & Museum
2009 Steve Smith, Drummer, Journey, Vital Information


Education
New York Academy of Art NY, NY  Master of Fine Arts, Cum Laude, Class of 2012
Art Students League New York, NY,  1994-1996
Middlesex University London, UK Bachelors of Arts, with honors, Class of 1986

Representation
Jo Hay Open Studio Gallery New York City and Provincetown MA 2014-present
Kobalt Gallery Provincetown, MA, 2007-2013
The Art Students Showcase New York, NY, 2000-2007