Hope Hilton was born in 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. A graduate of The Atlanta College of Art, Hilton earned her MFA at CUNY: Hunter College where she studied public art and relational aesthetics. She is 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 director of FIELD + WORK, a nomadic, pop-up 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 a finalist for the inaugural Hudgen's Prize and as of 2018, lives and works again in Atlanta.