Born in Bath, Maine, Jen Wink Hays now lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. She studied visual art and art history at Barnard College in New York City. She is the co-founder of New York City’s Blue School.


(upcoming solo exhibition: Oct 2020 at University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME)

2019    Wondrous Ponderous (opening October 24, 2019), Sears Peyton Gallery / New York, NY

2018    Playing FieldSears Peyton Gallery / New York, NY 

2017    VacationlandArt Bastion Gallery / Miami, FL 

2016    AlmanacUprise Art/ New York, NY

2016    Market Art + Design, Uprise Art Booth / Bridgehampton, NY

2014    FathomUprise Art/ New York, NY



2019   Summer Group Show, Sears Peyton Gallery, New York, NY

2019   Selections from the Permanent Collection, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME

2019   Salone di Mobile Annex Launch Exhibition, BDDW Annex Gallery, Milan, Italy

2019   Inauguration, BDDW Annex Gallery, New York, NY

2018   High Summer, Sears Peyton Gallery, New York, NY

2018   Salone di Mobile, BDDW Santa Marta, Milan, Italy

2017   At a Languorous Pace, Sears Peyton Gallery, New York, NY

2017    Art Show: Bedford / Westchester, NY

2016    Free Arts at The Reserve, Uprise Art / New York, NY

2016    Art Show: Bedford / Westchester, NY

2016    ElteMKT, Uprise Art / Toronto, Ontario

2016    Tribeca Art Night / First Edition + Artsy, Uprise Art / New York, NY

2016    Free Arts/Junior Board Exhibition and Auction, Uprise Art  / New York, NY

2016    Affordable Art Fair, Spring, Framebridge / New York, NY

2015    Affordable Art Fair, Fall, Uprise Art / New York, NY

2015    Market Art and Design, Uprise Art / Bridgehampton,NY

2015    Art After Dark, Room & Board, Uprise Art / New York, NY

2015    Free Arts NYC, Uprise Art / New York, NY

2014    Guild Hall Members Group Show / East Hampton, NY        

2014    The Norwood Exhibition, Uprise Art / New York, NY

2014    Affordable Art Fair, Fall, Uprise Art / New York, NY

2014    D.E. Shaw; Paperworks, Group Show / New York, NY

2013    Affordable Art Fair, Spring, Uprise Art / New York, NY

2013    Paper Party, Haus Interiors / New York, NY

2013    Best and The Brightest, BaubleBar, Uprise Art / New York, NY

<2013  The National Arts Club, A.I.R. Gallery, Saint Paul’s Chapel, Ontology Shop, New York



University of Maine Museum of Art, Permanent Collection / Bangor Maine

New York Presbyterian Hospital Solarium Collection / New York, NY

The Jennings Hotel / Joseph, OR

West Wing Writers / Wall Street Headquarters / New York, NY

Weill Cornell Hospital / New York, NY

200 Water Street, Dumbo / Me & General Design Model Home / Dumbo, NY

Homepolish, Casey Dubois private collection / New York, NY

DDG /XOCO 325  / New York, NY

Rise Tower / Richardson Sadeki Architects / Miami, FL

Sliding Doors Atrium / Brooklyn, NY

David Kleiweg de Zwaan private collection / New York, NY


2019     Domino Magazine: True to Form / editorial feature by Fiorella Valdesolo

2018     Artsy: Playing Field: The Art Of Jen Wink Hays / editorial feature by Amy Rahn

2017     Miami Magazine: Maine Attraction / editorial feature by Rebecca Kleinman

2017     Almost Essential, UK: Seeing Between The Layers with Jen Wink Hays' Vacationland  / editorial feature by Nico Kos Earle

2017     OEN: The Process of Subtraction, Paintings by American Painter Jen Wink Hays / editorial feature

2016    Domino: Meet Jen Wink Hays, At Home with The Artist / editorial feature        

2016    The Jealous Curator / editorial     

2016    Market Art + Design Fair: featured artist for all online, collateral material and signage

2016    Lonny: A Gallerist’s Industrial, Artful Home / featured artwork                    

2014    Refinery 29: 8 Things To Do In NYC This Week / editorial

2014    Architectural Digest Online: Art Fair Roundup, featured artist

2014    Design Milk: Start Collecting Original Artwork with Uprise, featured artist

2014    Harper's Bazaar: How To Buy Art Online: featured artist

2014    DWR Catalog - “Fail Safe” featured on cover

2013    Quarterly Co. / Featured Artist

2013    Tumblr Open Arts Award “The Way I See” 

2013    Minted / West Elm Challenge - 4 winning pieces

2013    Art in Limbo: An Art Fair For Everyone / editorial

2013    One Kings Lane Journal: At Home with Jen Wink / editorial

2011     Momfilter: Foot Fetish / editorial

2011     WABC News: New School of Thought

2010    The New York Times: Inventive Private School Faces Old Hurdles / editorial feature

2009   BBC: Visit the Blue School with the BBC

2009   Time Magazine: At Blue School, Kids Rule / editorial feature

2008   Imagine It / British television documentary segment on Blue School


1998    Founder, Utility Design / New York, NY

2006   Co-Founder, Blue School  / New York, NY