Biography

A cum laude graduate of the Atlanta College of Art (2003) and a magna cum laude graduate of The City University of New York, Hunter College (2008), Hilton is a co-founder of the artist collective Dos Pestañeos (Atlanta/NYC). As an artist Hilton curates, collaborates, designs, publishes, writes, and walks. In May 2005, “You are My Salvation”, a public space for collaboration and events, opened in her MFA studio. Here she acted as host to national art collectives and exhibitions for two years. In 2005 she was awarded the “Good Earthling Award”, presented in the form of a grant by the artist Harrell Fletcher and CalArts. In Winter 2007 Hilton completed a 60-mile memorial walk in the Southern United States to recognize the walk a slave named Henry made to announce the birth of her great-great grandmother. She was a participant at the University of Regina in Canada in October 2007 as part of “Open Engagement: Art After Aesthetic Distance” and recently completed projects include a silent walk commemorating the Black Heritage Trail in Boston for Brandeis University, silent walks in various locations, walking all over San Francisco using strangers’ directions for 30 days, and a Dos Pestañeos retrospective at Alfred University. Hilton was awarded a grant in 2010 from the Forward Arts Foundation in Atlanta and is currently a finalist for the Hudgen’s Prize. Hilton resides in a crooked farmhouse on a hilltop near Athens, Georgia.

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