Skip Arnold


Born in Binghamton, NY
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Skip Arnold’s performances belong to that tradition of extreme body-based work that includes Chris Burden, and the late Bob Flanagan. Challenging the voyeuristic relationship between art object and viewer, Arnold uses his own body to create startling performance situations that often demand complicity from the audience in the artist’s discomfort and risk. “What is common to all my work, Arnold states, is ‘Skip’ — Skip is the art work; the act of doing, my actions, my choices.”