Randi Hokett was born and raised in Southern California. She earned her B.A. in Art History from UCLA and her M.A. in Art History and Museum Studies from USC. Hokett is best known for her Crystalworks series where she uses chemistry to grow crystals on damaged wood panels or other substrates. She finishes with inks, paint, and encaustic to create works that often form a bridge between painting and sculpture.
She is inspired by science, especially geology and chemistry. Recurring themes in her work include the relationships between damage/growth, isolation/connection, love/lust, birth/rebirth, light/dark, landscape/the body, the familiar/the transcendent and other liminal places. Hokett’s work has been shown at Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Irvine Fine Arts Center, and Lancaster Museum of Art and History. She lives and works in Los Angeles.