Greg Skol was born in 1961 in New York City, surrounded by the city’s growing contemporary arts culture of the times. The epicenter of cultural and societal shifts shaping society, counter balanced with world class art museums housing comprehensive collections of the history of art, was the setting of his childhood. 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. From early in life he would devote himself to creating. He pursued his interest in art and music- in all the eclectic forms that interested him. Eventually these varied interests led him to studying at The School of Visual Arts, where he studied Fine Art, Illustration, Film Arts, Photography. He attended The Art Student’s League and The Printmaking Workshop with renowned master printmaker Robert Blackburn (all in New York City). After SVA, he worked at and managed the country’s only bookstore devoted historical and contemporary publications of the Photographic Arts (A Photographer’s Place in Soho). Here would spend 4 years working and studying and incorporating the ideas and sensibilities around him into his artwork. He would go on to live and work for a short time in Los Angeles and San Francisco, eventually settling in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1990.
Over the course of almost 40 years, his work has been widely exhibited in the U.S. From New York City, to Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin, Santa Monica, Laguna Beach, Dallas, Santa Fe, 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 - The Longview Museum of Fine Art, Longview, TX.
Skol’s work has been featured in many periodicals, books and online venues including New American Paintings, Art Journey New Mexico, Southwest Art, American Art Collector, Design & Architecture, Art People.Com, Woven Tales Press and others. His work resides in numerous private and corporate collections as well (see Resume Page).