Born in New York City in 1961, Skol spent his early years growing up in the changing societal zeitgeist and a growing and powerful new contemporary art world. He attended the School of Visual Arts in the late 1970s and early 1980s where he studied with contemporary working artists including Ross Bleckner, Jack Whitten, Michael Goldberg and many others. During this time Skol was a studio assistant for Freya Hansell, Marilyn Minter, Hale Gurland and Max Coyer.
His work has been widely exhibited in the Untied States and collected extensively both domestically and abroad. His work has been exhibited in and resides in the permanent collections of several museums including the Albuquerque Museum (NM), The Springfield Museum of Art (MA), The Knoxville Museum (TN), The Longview Museum of Fine Art (TX), and The Museum of the Southwest (TX).
Skol has lived and work in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. He has been living and working in Santa Fe, New Mexico since 1990.