Greg Skol was born in 1961 and raised in New York City, surrounded by the city’s growing contemporary arts culture of the 1960s & ‘70s, the epicenter of cultural and societal shifts shaping society. Mostly left to his own devices as a child, Skol immersed himself in drawing, books, music. At around 8 years old, Skol made a “project” of studying and drawing from the Encyclopedia Britannica, which he read in it’s entirety over a 2 year period, completely self-initiated. His interest in art (particularly visual art) threads back to those earliest memories. He would later create music and art- eventually studying at The School of Visual Arts, The Art Student’s League and The Printmaking Workshop (all in New York City). He held a position at the world renowned “A Photographer’s Place”, in New York’s Soho district for 5 years, where he immersed himself in the study of the history and practices of the photo-arts, incorporating that with his Fine Art background from SVA to create mixed and multi-media works incorporating the many disciplines which interested him. He would go on to live and work for a time in Los Angeles and San Francisco, eventually settling in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1990.
Over the course of more than 30 years, his work has been widely exhibited in the U.S. from New York City, to Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin and many more cities. His work has been collected by museums including The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM- The Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX, The Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, MA, The Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN and others.
Skol’s work has been featured in many periodicals and books including New American Paintings, Art Journey New Mexico, Southwest Art, American Art Collector, Design & Architecture and others. His work resides in numerous private and corporate collections as well.