Jiri Ladocha

Born in former Czechoslovakia, Jiri Ladocha works from a sunlit Toronto atelier alive with whispers of the old-world.  However, Ladocha’s sculptures and three-dimensional wall pieces exist in a balanced counterpoint to his Eastern European roots.  Often, they betray a tense dialectic between the rigid austerity of Minimalism and the romance of flowing organic lines.  Crisp, sure-handed, and post-minimal, his creations reflect meticulous labor and decades of experience.  Wood, glass, aluminum, fine metal leaf, plaster, graphite, and pigment are samples of the materials given new life through honed aesthetic sensibility, and reborn in Ladocha’s expert hands.  Jiri Ladocha’s work is found in collections and museums throughout Europe and North America, including the Guggenheim and MOCCA.


2015      In the Middle, Somewhat elevated, Julie M. Gallery, Toronto, ON

2014      Squares and Alchemy, The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, ON

2012      To Hell with Posterity, Julie M. Gallery, Toronto, ON

2008      Deux Demis, S’il Vous Plait, Galerie Bratri Spillaru, Domazlice, Czech Republic

2007      Mercury Run, Lehmann Leskiw Fine Art, Toronto, ON

Museum Moderner Kunst, Passau, Germany

2005      Co? / What?, Galerie Mesta Plzne, Plzen, Czech Republic

Back to the Square, Lehmann Leskiw Fine Art, Toronto, ON

2004      Tangent Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

2003      Thielsen Galleries, London, ON

2002      Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, Fl

Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, ON

2001      Galerie Klatovy; Klenova, Klatovy, Czech Republic

2000      Angell Gallery, Toronto, ON

1999      DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto, ON

Dorothy Blau Gallery, Miami, FL

1997      Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC

1996      Galerie Pecka, Prague, Czech Republic

1995      Art Gallery, Ford Centre for the Performing Arts, North York, ON

Linda Genereux Gallery, Toronto, ON

1994      Jaffe Baker Blau Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida

1992      Evelyn Aimis Gallery, Toronto, ON

1991      Ustredni Kulturni Dum Zeleznicaru, Prague, Czech Republic

1990      Evelyn Aimis Gallery, Toronto, ON

1988      Evelyn Aimis Gallery, Toronto, ON

1985      Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON

Evelyn Aimis Gallery, Toronto, ON

1981      Artforum, Toronto, ON

1980      Factory 77, Toronto, ON

1980      New York University Art Gallery, New York, NY

1979      Artforum, Toronto, ON

Factory 77, Toronto, ON

1978      Galerie Evelyne Delian, Paris, France

1976      The Hart House Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

1973      Galerie de Sfinx, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1970      Ford Gallery, Toronto, ON


2016      Go Figure, Abbozzo Gallery at the First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto, ON

Au Courant, Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto, ON

2015      Timeless Abstractions, Julie M. Gallery, Toronto, ON

Exchange: PAMA Artists Select, Peet Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, Brampton, ON

2014      The Human Condition Through Glass, Espace Verre, Montreal, QC

Figuratively, Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, Brampton, ON

New Cycles, Julie M. Gallery, Toronto, ON

2012      Breaking Black, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON

Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON

Through the Looking Glass, Julie M. Gallery, Toronto, ON

2011      Rising to the Occasion: The Long 18th Century, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON

2011      Hodek, Kars, Max et al.  Akvizice ZCG z let 2008-2011, Zapadoceska galerie v Plzni, Pilzn,  Czech Republic

Art in Everyday Life, Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

2010      Deep Summer, Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto, ON

2008      Meeting Point, Arad Biennial 2007, Galerie Mesta Plzne, Plzen, Czech Republic, ‘08

Gemeinsamkeiten, Galerie Raum, Freiburg, Germany, ‘08

2007      Jasna Zprava / geometrie, ornament, koncept a vizualni poezie na Plzensku, Galerie Mesta Plzne, Plzen, Czech Republic

2007      Bayern sehen Bohmen – Bohmen sehen Bayern, Landkreis Cultur Centrums, Sulzbach-Rosenberg,   Germany

Expozitiei de Arta Moderna Canadiana, Galeria Basil, Bucharest, Romania

2006      Odsud nekam, odnekud sem, Galerie Smecky, Prague, Czech Republic

Internationales Kunstler Wald Symposium, Waldmunchen, Germany

Deset + Deset, Galerie Klatovy/Klenova, Klatovy, Czech Republic; Zehn + Zehn , Oberpfalzer      KunstlerHaus, Schwandorf, Germany

Zwieseler Buntspecht, Zwiesel, Germany

Jan Nepomuceu, Swiety Europy Srodkowej, Panstwowe Muzeum Archeologiczne, Warsaw, Poland

2005      Juan Nepomuceno, el Santo de Europa Central, Palacio los Serrano, Avila, Spain

2004      Espace Yehudi Menuhin, European Parliament, Brussels

Landkreis Cultur Centrums, Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany

Mezinarodni Malirsky Plener, Loket, Czech Republic

2001      Bra Joe from Kilimanjaro, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia

2000      Mapping Space, International Summer Workshop for Sculptors, Painters and Photographers, Klenova,   Czech Republic

Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, ON


Art Gallery of Hamilton

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Art Gallery of Sudbury

Art Gallery of Windsor

Benson Percival and Brown

Bramalea Development Limited

Cadillac Fairview

Canada Council Art Bank

Canada Permanent Trust

Carleton University Art Gallery

Cape Breton University Art Gallery

Dordrecht Museum, The Netherlands

Dragon Press, Klatovy, Czech Republic

Eaton Family Collection

Ford Centre for the Performing Arts

Four Seasons Resort, Orlando, Florida

Galerie Klatovy/Klenova, Czech Republic

Gardiner, Roberts

Glenbow Museum, Calgary

Guggenheim Museum, New York

Hippodrome Gallery, Long Beach, California

Hotel Intercontinental, Toronto

Household Finance

Kunsthalle, Tübingen, Germany

Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, University of Guelph

Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie

MDC Corporation

Museum London / London Regional Art Museum

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

Onex Corporation

Peel Art Gallery, Brampton

Philip Morris Co. Inc, USA

Provincial Government of Upper Austria

Royal Bank of Canada

Telegenic Programs, Inc.

Tom Thomson Gallery, Owen Sound

Toronto Dominion Bank

Tridel Development Corporation

University of Lethbridge

University of Toronto

Westin Hotel, Ottawa

Xerox Canada Inc.

Yorkton Securities

Zapadoceska Galerie v Plzni, Plzen, Czech Republic