Starlie Sokol-Hohne was born in 1958 in Santa Monica, California and completed her studies at UCLA in 1980. Combining images of antiquity with contemporary mixed media printmaking techniques, Starlie creates visually interesting images, combining past and present elements. As with many contemporary artists, photography and technology play a part in the achievement of the artists’ expression. Sokol images are conceived and assembled with parts of images from a variety of sources. As with Rauchenburg, the final product is the result of the unique combination and juxtaposition of photographic images. First, Sokol assembles the conceived image by collaging the basic images together from the various pieces; whether a chair, or a tree or a particular sky. The different sizes, perspectives and light sources of each "piece" yield the realized concept of her imaginary visions. From time to time she may rework an image with different details to change the mood or feeling. Physical collage and hand painting blend these elements into a more cohesive and realistic perspective. The result is the reality of her idealized image. It is that unique result which is distinctively a Sokol-Hohne.
Starlie enjoys equestrian riding in the woods and canyons near her home. This inspires her in the way that nature is extremely abstract as well as realistic. Using this quiet time helps Starlie to refresh her creative powers for even greater expression of self fulfillment.
Exhibiting nationally since the early eighties, Starlie's work is held in private, public and corporate collections.