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Hope Railey


Chair of Drawing + Painting

Drawing + Painting

Hope Railey is a passionate and driven fine artist and teacher who has dedicate the last 20 years to painting in the studio and teaching future generations of artists. Hope has exhibited throughout the country and was most recently featured in December 2021 issue of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, is an Associate Professor, and currently serves as chair of the Fine Arts department since 2011. She is a regional juror for the AXA Art Prize and has served on artist panels at the 2021 LPAPA Invitational. Hope holds a master’s degree in Painting and bachelor’s degree in Drawing + Painting from the Academy of Art University. When not in the classroom or hanging out with students, Hope is in her studio painting with her cat Vincent - who is also an artist. “The joy of my life is seeing the lights come on in students eyes and watching them share their gifts with the world”.