Skipwiths is an international art business firm led by duo-Heejin No and Grey Skipwith since 2014. We primarily manage high profile art consulting services along with primary art works by mid career to established international artists.
With each member’s extensive experiences and backgrounds, we have placed some of the most coveted art works for our clients actively until today.
Our passion for exploring young, emerging and new artists and concepts never seized in the midst of the secondary market activities. With cordial relationship with institutes and some of the talented and leading artists, we also mounted a number of curatorial projects over the years.
Grey Skipwith : co-founder
Formerly trained in Artificial Intelligence at Edinburgh University, he grew up surrounded by 19th and 20th British Art and design such as Walter Sickert, Jacop Epstein, William Morris, and Edward Bowden. He got introduced to Korean contemporary art from his partner then got charmed by all aspects of emerging, contemporary art that led him to set up his own art company in 2014 in spite of much opposition of his partner. He then expanded knowledge and network further afield and built strong reputation with transparent and decisive transactions of the business. His personal background of having grown up in all centuries of art and artefacts as well as his own interest in contemporary art enforces his perception of art wider and he could read in different angles that could be benefit of his collaborators in business and projects.
Heejin No: co-founder
Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, she read Fine Art and History of Art at prestigious Ewha Womens University. Then she pursued to study further MA in Museum Studies at University of Melbourne, Australia and MA in Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute, London UK. Between her studies, she also had opportunities to work in corporate environments to fulfil her curiosity of business world without art. Her international background and deeper understanding of relation for non-artist audience and art presentation is a back-bone of her business practice.
She established her company in 2007 mounting and curating exhibitions of young and mid career artists internationally. She has successfully advised her clients to acquire coveted ‘prizes’ of today earlier on such as George Condo and Yayoi Kusama when their markets were not yet heated which garnered her well respected reputation.
Since 2014, she conducts business with her partner Grey Skipwith which expand their scope and depth together.
Nikki Gaddo: consultant
Born in Australia and grew up near London, Nikki read Business and Economics at University of Durham and until 2016 worked as an investment banker at JPMorgan. Throughout her financial career Nikki held a long term passion for contemporary art, collecting pieces from young and emerging artists, (mostly without advice!). Understanding the art world and collecting can be difficult to navigate for newcomers, Nikki aspires to give confidence to individuals at the start of building their collections by making the acquisition of art easier to understand and more relatable. Nikki joined Skipwiths in 2018. Her focus is to promote and conduct sales of gallery artists such as Kwang Young Chun, Jae Il Kim, Hyojin Park, Yun Hee Toh Ceviga Frahm.