Skink Ink was founded by Philip Riley. It is the culmination of several careers. Firstly in the art world—being an artist himself, working for commercial galleries and public museums as well as running an exhibition space in London. Secondly in commercial graphics—being a production designer and photo retoucher for advertising companies in New York. Lastly although a painter/printmaker by training Philip also studied photography in college mastering B&W printing and C41 and E6 color printing. His first job out of college was as a silver based photo printer in a small lab in central London. His experience in these distinct fields enables him to draw together strands of both commerce and pure creativity with all the technical understanding needed to deliver the highest possible quality of prints and service for the artistic community.
At Skink Ink we have worked for famous international institutions and galleries such as the Serpentine Gallery in London and the New Museum and Brooklyn Museum in New York, as well as for icons of publishing such as the New York Times. We’ve also worked for literally thousands of artists and photographers to produce their work for exhibition or sale.
Skink Ink is a team not one individual and our emphasis on quality and customer service is carried out by the knowledgeable, capable and caring people who work here. The staff at Skink Ink are proud to be artists themselves all of us has a distinct and accomplished training in art and separate art career. As such we have much to offer to those who work with us beyond just technical competence. We have a sensibility that is knowledgeable, attuned to the subjectivities of art and committed to the discipline of making prints as good as they can be.
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