World Association of Chinese Artists Collection
Neiman Marcus Corporate Collection
State of Hawaii Convention Center- Honolulu, Hawaii
Honolulu Academy of Arts Museum
Hawaii State Art Museum, Honolulu, HI
Bank of Hawaii Corporate Collection
First Hawaiian Bank Corporate Collection
State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Collection, Hawaii
San Diego Museum of Art, California
AWARDS, COMMISSIONS AND SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2021 Eminent Design Gallery, Featured exhibiting artist, The River, Rancho Mirage, California
2018 Group invitational Exhibition, one dozen paintings, Inner Mongolia
2015 Beijing invitational Art Exhibition “Dreams and Habitat”, one of four U.S. invited painters
2013 Eminent Design Gallery, Solo exhibition, paintings, Sonoma, California
2012 Gloria Delson Contemporary Art, painting exhibition, Los Angeles, California
Highlands Art Gallery, exhibit paintings, New Jersey
2010 Hawaii State Museum exhibition, “24 Hour Duplicity” and museum purchased sculpture
2009 “Ten in May”, group show, “24 Hour Duplicity”, mixed media installation, Hilo Hawaii
2002 – 2020: Own/ Operate Nikko Contemporary, showcasing Hans Ladislaus work, Palm Desert, California
“Labyrinth” sculpture commission, State of Hawaii, and Dept. of Education, Waikoloa, Island of Hawaii
2001 “Drawing in Space” Sculpture Invitational, “Trio” Concrete Sculpture, East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo, Hawaii
1999 Nauru Phosphate Royalties Development, Inc., 38 Oil Paintings for Hawaiki
Tower, Honolulu, Hawaii
1998 Neil Blaisdel Exhibition Galleria, 180 foot Concrete Mural, City of Honolulu
Neiman Marcus Collection, Two Oil Paintings, 4’ x 5’ each, Honolulu, Hawaii
1997 State of Hawaii Convention Center, Sculpture Commission, 10’ x 25’ Concrete mural, Honolulu “Forgotten Inheritance”
1996 Fellowship Exhibition, Sculpture – Honolulu Academy of Arts Museum
First Individual Fellowship Grant for Sculpture, by the State of Hawaii and the
State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
“Numerations”: Concrete Works by Hans Ladislaus, Solo Exhibition, Sculpture,
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, state purchase award
1995 Bank of Hawaii Sculpture Commission, “Ancestry”, 12 foot, 2 ton Concrete Sculpture – Kapolei City,
Joseph Feher Memorial Award, Monotype, Honolulu Printmakers Statewide Exhibition, Hawaii
1994 Best of Show, Monotype – Big Island Fall Juried Show
Hans Ladislaus, Concrete and Works under Glass, Solo Exhibition, Concrete Sculpture, Monotype and Oil Paintings – Hawaii Arts Showroom Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii
“Quartet”- Recent Paintings by Hans Ladislaus, Gregory McIntosh, Susan Nahabedian, and Ruth Olson Wickey – Matilija Gallery, Ojai, California
“The Expressive Figure”, Group Invitational Exhibition, Monotype – The Contemporary Museum Café Gallery, Honolulu
Hans Ladislaus, Recent Works: Sculpture and Prints, Solo Exhibition, Concrete Sculpture and Monotype – EHCC Gallery, Hilo, Hawaii
1993 Jean Charlot Foundation Award, Monotype – Honolulu Academy of Arts Museum
Watamull Foundation Purchase Award, Monotype – Honolulu Academy of Arts
Big Island Juried Show, Monotype, First Place Award – Hilo, Hawaii
1992 Voyaging and Discovery: A Hawaii Printmaker’s Invitational, Monotype,
Honolulu Academy of Arts
Affaire in the Gardens, Juried Group Exhibition, Monotype – Beverly Hills, CA
2 x 4 Sculpture Invitational Exhibition, Wood Sculpture – Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center, Makawao, Maui
1991 Eva Lee Art and Dance 1991, Costume Design, Set Collaboration, Modern Dance Performance – Kona, Hawaii
1990 Hans Ladislaus, Images From the Islands, Solo Exhibition, Woodblock Prints,
Monotypes – KenKay Associates in Landscape Architecture, San Francisco, CA
Japanese Chamber of Commerce Show, Juried Exhibition, Best of Show Award,
Monotype, Mixed Media – Hilo, Hawaii
Hawaii Island Juried Exhibition, State of Hawaii Acquisition Award, Woodblock Prints, Oil Painting – East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo
My fascination with processes and techniques underlies my style diversity.
I am varied in my methodologies and mediums because it is my way of exploring, learning, and progressing. I couldn’t imagine having one style or one expression. Plus, I get bored easily.
At six years old I got my first paint-by-number oil painting set. At seven, I tried a Jon Gnagy by-mail drawing class which was a flop. After high school, I went to Los Angeles Trade Technical College and on to Art Center College of Design in L.A.
My years of training as an art director/ designer/ illustrator empowered me with aspects of an art world that requires skilled techniques, accurate accountabilities, and responsibilities that now help in creating public art. I ran my own design firm in San Francisco for much of the eighteen years I spent in commercial art, but I felt like I was still painting by numbers. I then quit the commercial scene and moved with my wife to the Islands.
In Hawaii I studied Japanese woodblock printing, where the traditional disciplines of technique and design mirrored the graphic intellect that I brought with me. Almost immediately I received awards and purchases for the state of Hawaii’s permanent collection.
After selling my classic 1956 Porsche cabriolet I bought a used Charles Brand etching press and began printmaking monotypes in which the physical, almost metaphysical qualities seemed rife with possibilities and surprise, bringing spontaneity to my work.
As I began to reduce the amount of preconception in painting, the theories of abstraction and use of design and color became predominate.
I’ve always loved old ruins and archeology so there is a dominant influence in my sculpture with the addition and subtraction of materials and the spatial impact of voids and solids which help form a vocabulary for my work.
In 2001 I returned to California and opened my own gallery. Nearly twenty years later I closed the gallery, keeping my southern California studio. I still maintain a studio in Volcano, Hawaii where I spend several months each year painting in solitude.
I remain an explorer of the processes of art making. I want my works to express this investigation and allow for mystery.