Heinrich Toh Bio/CV
Heinrich Toh is a mixed media artist focusing on works on paper. Originally from Singapore, he is a graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and the La Salle College of the Arts. Toh's work explores the evolution of identity by synthesizing memories of past with the present. Inspired by layers of memory, ancestry, and pattern, his work investigates the sense of longing and cultural assimilation that comes from travel and relocation.
Memories are fleeting with the ongoing assimilation to my immediate environment - they inspire him to seek what was once familiar while blurring the boundaries between Western or Eastern culture. The contrast between the modern and traditional imagery in his work reflects layered and overlapping cultural elements.
The process of Heinrich's work combines several printmaking techniques, including collagraphs, monotypes, paper-lithography and image transfers. His work is hand printed, with multiple runs through an etching press, resulting in rich layers of color, pattern and imagery. Each print is therefore a unique one of a kind work on paper.
Toh has exhibited at the Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle and several galleries throughout the US. His work is in private and public collections, which include the The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in MO, University Hospital of Cleveland and the Dell Children’s Hospital in Texas.