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.
She was a founding member of the award-winning art collective Dos Pestañeos, which operated out of their studio in the Old Fourth Ward in the early 2000’s.
Recently completed projects include an arboretum workshop at Agnes Scott College which resulted in a community-wide exhibition on the trees covering the campus, 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, a project about her love of reading at The Kitchen, NYC as well as in Beit HaGefen Art Gallery, Haifa, Israel.
Hilton has been awarded two grants from the Forward Arts Foundation in Atlanta was a finalist for the Hudgen's Prize.