Bio

I was born in Easton, Maryland, spent some time in Ohio before moving to San Francisco in 1995. In 2016, my family and I relocated to Portland, OR where I live now.

Passionate and humble, John Trippe created a website to share his photos and art in 2000, what ended up happening was the creation and curation of a successful art sharing template that would inspire an entire movement online... -The Creative Lives

Before moving into the art and tech world, I worked in varied visual capacities in the skateboard industry: photographer, videographer, and assistant art director for Thrasher Magazine. I produced and directed skate videos for companies like FIT Skateboards and wrote for various skate mags like Thrasher Magazine. Around 1998 I got turned onto the web and taught myself HTML, PHP, CMS, MySQL, and went on to work for various skate/surf/snow dotcoms in the San Francisco Bay Area during the height of the Dot Com Boom.

While working as a programmer and server admin, I brought the pet-project of my youth, the art & skateboarding zine Fecal Face, online as FecalFace.com to practice my self-taught coding skills during the evenings. Unplanned, the website organically grew into an internationally acclaimed online arts portal which helped to launch the careers of creative visionaries and which built a collaborative network of artists and thought leaders. In 2008, I left my job at IPath Footwear to work full-time on Fecal Face and launch the physical art gallery space FFDG (www.ffdg.net) in San Francisco's Mission District, showing both national and international contemporary artists. Fecal Face had advertising partners such as Nike, Adobe, Vice, Adidas, Microsoft, Volcom, Motorola, Upper Playground, and others.

In 2013, San Francisco Magazine included me on the list of the city's most influential people.

In 2010, in honor of the 10th anniversary of FecalFace.com, I was invited to speak at the design and art conference Semi Permanent in Sydney, Australia about growing a world-wide online community before an audience of 3,000.

I'm a husband, father, skateboarder, photographer, surfer and sailor.

John Trippe speaking at the Sydney Convention center as part of Semi Permanent Art & Design conference. 2010

Fecal Face 10 year show after party in San Francisco. 2010

Jessica and John Trippe presenting at the Fecal Face 10 year show after party

MCD show curated by Fecal Face. Galleria Logo, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 2011

Jeremy Fish working a mural in FFDG. 2010

Tommy Guerrero performing during Fecal Face opening. 2010.

Filming for Adidas "Michael Sieben" commercial at FFDG. 2009

Filming for Adidas "Michael Sieben" commercial at FFDG. 2009

Dave Kinsey installation at FFDG. 2013

John Trippe interviewing artist Paul Urich for live podcast broadcast on FecalFace.com

FFDG opening. 2277 Mission St., San Francisco. 2012

Jay Howell installation at FFDG. 2013

Matt Revelli of Upper Playground with Jessica and John Trippe at FFDG. 2013

Fecal Face 10 year anniversary show opening at The Luggage Store Gallery. 2010

John Trippe and Lance Armstrong at the Fecal Face curated group show at Okay Mountain Gallery Austin, TX. 2008

Installing the Fecal Face 10 year anniversary show at The Luggage Store Gallery. 2010

The Dodos perform at Fecal Face's anniversary show at 111 Minna. 2007

Arcade Fire art after party. San Francisco. Photo: John Trippe - 2005

Opening of Fecal Face curated group show at Okay Mountain Gallery Austin, TX. 2008

Outside of the opening reception for the Fecal Face 10 year anniversary show at The Luggage Store Gallery. 2010

Mike Shine installation at FFDG. 2009

Quim Cordona skateboarding in Seattle, WA. Photo: John Trippe

Photo: John Trippe

Andreas Trolf benefit show at FFDG. 2012

Outside of the opening reception for the Fecal Face 10 year anniversary show at The Luggage Store Gallery. 2010

Preparing to open the first location of FFDG. 2008

John Trippe (center) speaking with artist Sylvia Ji at her FFDG opening. 2013.

FFDG stickers

John Trippe skateboarding as seen in Kingpin Mag. 1999

Installation of satellite group show. 2003

Installation of group show at 111 Minna in San Francisco. 2006

John Trippe installing first show at FFDG's Mission St. location. San Francisco. 2012

Illustration of John Trippe