by Sarah  Baugh,  EarlyGirl Photography

by Sarah  Baugh,  EarlyGirl Photography

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Hope Hilton was born in 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. She is a graduate of The Atlanta College of Art and earned her MFA at CUNY Hunter College where she studied public art and relational aesthetics. She's an artist, educator, designer, and writer who works with communities and students of all ages to inspire and facilitate a sense of place, history, and agency. Recently completed projects include the writing of over 200 personal letters to anonymous participants for College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA, a Topophilia workshop with teens in Bonao, Dominican Republic, and a project about her love of reading at The Kitchen, NYC as well as in Beit HaGefen Art Gallery in Haifa, Israel. She is the Artist in Residence at The New School of Atlanta as well as the director of FIELD/WORK, a nomadic art school based in experiential learning and mindfulness. In 2017 Hilton published her first book, Walks, and completed a multimodal residency at the Lillian E. Smith Center of Piedmont College. Hilton was awarded a grant in 2010 from the Forward Arts Foundation in Atlanta and was a finalist for the inaugural Hudgen's Prize. Hilton currently splits her time between Atlanta and Athens, Georgia. See more at www.hopehilton.us