Christopher Skura is a visual artist and art conservator living in New York City.
Skura has lived in Manhattan since 1995 and has exhibited his work throughout the United States. He holds a degree in painting and drawing and a professional certificate in sculpture from the Ringling College of Art and Design and a Liberal Arts degree from New York University. Skura has studied ceramic sculpture with Peter Gourfain at Greenwich House Pottery and drawing with Mark Barnett, Nicki Orbach and Leonid Gervits at The Art Students League of New York. He is included in many public and private collections.
In 2011, Skura and ceramic artist Julie Knight started building JAKPOT Studios in the Catskill Mountains outside of Woodstock, NY where they sometimes collaborate on artworks.
Christopher has been a studio assistant to many artists, including John Chamberlain and Hunt Slonem, and has held staff positions at The Ringling Museum of Art, New York University's Art Museum/ Grey Art and at the The Guggenheim SoHo and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. As a project manager he had the unique opportunity to meet and work with many accomplished artists, sometimes constructing their artworks.
In 2003, he began a four year apprenticeship with master art conservator, Dr. Charles Von Nostitz in New York City. He was later was selected to participate in James Bernstein's "Mastering In-painting Workshop" at the Ringling Museum of Art. He is currently Senior Conservator at one of New York City's oldest paper art conservation studios. Sometimes these materials and techniques find their way into his artwork.