Jason Ostro

Jason Ostro, Arts League Advisor

Jason’s positive attitude and keen eye have earned him the respect of artists and collectors in Los Angeles and beyond. He is the proprietor of Gabba Gallery which he built into a fixture on the LA art scene, and was named one of the “8 Best Art Curators in Los Angeles” by CBS.

Jason grew up in Detroit where his mother, artist Judy Ostro, taught him to paint and to value creativity. Since then Jason has always worked in creative fields. He worked in music and fashion for many years before turning to art. While selling clothing through his fashion business, Jason began buying and selling street art on the side. He loved it and began fantasizing about opening a gallery. When a close friend showed him the perfect space, Jason closed his clothing business and fantasy became reality. He named the gallery in honor of his late father whose nickname for Jason was “Gabba.”

Jason is passionate about the power of art to build and enhance community. His efforts to beautify the city through Gabba Alley Project earned him a Certificate of Recognition from Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell.