David Ostro is a new media artist, musician, geometer and philosopher based in Oakland CA and NYC. A dual-citizen of Switzerland and the US, Ostro studied at Princeton University, RISD, and 3D Technical Institute before receiving a BA in Studio Art and Philosophy from Vassar College with honors and a MFA in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts. He is the founder and Artistic Director of daoLAB Studios, which specializes in commissioned art projects incorporating cutting edge technologies for private clients, companies and public entities. David Ostro is also the founder and Principal Director of daoLAB MakeTank, a research and innovation lab in the San Francisco Bay Area. Part think-tank, part makerspace. MakTank implements emerging technologies to develop groundbreaking creative tools for artists.
With over 10 years experience in the field of public art, Ostro's work ranges in scope from multi-million dollar projects such as Roots of a Causal Cone and Link to smaller celebrated public sculptures and installations.
Clients include The National Park Service, Heartland Payment Systems, The Give Something Back Foundation, the Illinois-Michigan Canal Corridor Association, DP Bioventures, et al.
David Ostro's awarded work has been exhibited across the US and Europe since 2006. He has exhibited at The National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute (Washingto D.C), the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (Peekskill NY), the Brooklyn International Museum of Computer Art (Brooklyn NY), Hampton Art Fair (NY), Pulse Art Fair (NYC), the Knockdown Center (Brooklyn NY), Rooftop Films Festival (Brooklyn, NY), Allegra LaViola Gallery (NYC), Crieg ArtSpace (Geneva, Switzerland), and Thompson Giroux Gallery (Chatham, NY), among others.
David Ostro's work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, ABC News, The Spur Literary Journal, and the Herald News et al. Ostro is the recipient of several fellowships and awards such as the Honorary Achievement Award from Princeton University Department of Linguistics and the shared the Illinois American Society of Landscape Architects (ILASLA) Merit Award with the Hitchcock Design Group for his public art commission Link.