Entrepreneur Profile: Tripoli Patterson


Tripoli Patterson has fused his love for surfing with his love for art as he has presented over 20 shows in his Southampton based gallery called Tripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art. Making waves across the board, he continues to showcase emerging and established artists from a local and international base.

Who are the people that inspired you to follow your dreams?

Was there a turning point in your life that led to your current direction in the art world?

You started off with surfing then a t-shirt line, and now worked your way into the art world, how do you plan to keep expanding your brand into more industries?

Surfing has many picture perfect moments from the ocean to sunrises etc., how does surfing influence your career in art?

Describe some of the artists that attract you the most and why.

What do you look for in the artists that you showcase in your gallery?

What is your biggest tip for entrepreneurs?

5, 10, 50 years down the line when you've achieved everything you aspire for today, where do you see yourself?

Who’s career inspires you the most?

What is your dream accomplishment that you wish to achieve?

Be sure to check out Tripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art for more information.

Evelyn Pelczar | Elite.