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, drawing with Mark Barnett, Nicki Orbach and Leonid Gervits at The Art Students League of New York and stained-glass design and construction at The Peters Valley School of Craft. He is included in many public and private collections.
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. During this time, he had the unique opportunity to fabricate and construct many site specific artworks for other artists.
In 2003, he began a four year apprenticeship with master art conservator, Dr. Charles Von Nostitz in New York City. He was later 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.
In 2011, Skura and clay artist Julie Knight started building JAKPOT Ceramic Studios in the Catskill Mountains outside of Woodstock, NY where they sometimes collaborate on artworks.