Heinrich Toh Bio/CV

Heinrich 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. 


2000 Bachelors in Fine Art, Cleveland Institute of Art. OH.
1997 The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1993 Diploma in Fine Arts, LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore.


Abundant Journey. Todd Weiner Gallery. Kansas City, MO

Momentary Longing. Leedy Voulkos Art Center. Kansas City, MO

Midnight Bloom. Fine Arts Center Gallery, Bethel College, Newton, KS
Morning Spring. Cocoon Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Revolving Remembrance. Charno Gallery, KCAC. Kansas City, MO

Tea Room: Far And Distant Places. Art Patch Gallery, Seattle, WA

More Fish Balls for Dinner. Viveza Gallery, Seattle, WA

What Was Once Familiar. Kent Arts Commission Gallery, Kent, WA

Eating Fish Balls with Chop Sticks. Kaleidoscope Gallery, Seattle, WA

Memories Revisited, Customs Not Forgotten.  @Central Gallery, Phoenix Public Library, Phoenix, AZ


Organic Beginnings, Soltesz Fine Art, Portland, OR
A Show of Hands (Curated by the Hand Magazine) A1LabArts, Knoxville, TN
Do You Copy (Curated by the Hand Magazine) Potter Hall Gallery, Missouri Western State University, MO

Scratch The Surface. Leu Center For Visual Arts, Belmont University, Nashville, TN
Converging Dialogues. Carter Art Center, Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City, MO

Preview Group Show. Leedy Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Flatfile. H & R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

America: Now And Here. Artists Corp. Cocoon Gallery, Kansas City, MO
In Tents. Ink Shop Printmaking Center, Ithaca, NY

Inventory: Works from the Collection. Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Paper. Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT

Kansas City Flatfile. H & R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

River Market Regional Exhibition
Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO
Celebrating Ink. Cocoon Gallery, Kansas City, MO

How the Soy Sauce Was Bottled: Uncommon Stories of Common Objects. The Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle, WA
Filter (Curated by Michelle Kumata & HeinrichToh) Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
Spring Exhibit. Perlow Stevens Gallery, Columbia, MO
Things Otherwise Left Unsaid. Rhino Gallery, Issaquah, WA

Introductions 2006. Seattle Art Museum Rental / Sales Gallery, Seattle, WA
Double Vision (Curated by Tracey Fugami) Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA
Seattle Print Arts Society Exhibit. Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
Emerging Artists. D’Adamo/Woltz Gallery, Seattle, WA
Thaw. Vain Gallery & Studios, Seattle, WA

Small Works Show. Vain Studios, Seattle, WA
Inside the Bemis. Bemis Art Building, Seattle, WA

Polaroid Show. Crawl Space Gallery, Seattle, WA
Bemis Fall Art Show. The Bemis Art Building, Seattle, WA
Poncho Scholarship Exhibition. Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
This Is Not Art Glass. Soil Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
A Visit to Stephen’s House. Secluded Alley Works, Seattle, W


Visiting Artist Workshop, Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain, OK
Visiting Artist Workshop, Belmont College, Nashville, TN
Visiting Artist Workshop, Platetone Press, Belmont College, Nashville,TN

2012 - 2013
Instructor, Kansas City Center For the Ink & Paper Arts, Kansas City, MO

Visiting Artist Workshop, Sun Valley Center For the Arts

Visiting Artist Workshop, Bethel College, Newton, KS

2009 - 2011
Instructor, INKubator Press, Kansas City, MO

2004 - 2008
Instructor, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA

2002 - 2004
Instructor, Gage Academy of Fine Art, Seattle, WA


Winter Residency in Printmaking, Penland School of Crafts, NC

Honorable Mention Grant, Vermont Studio Center
Inspiration Grant, Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City

Artist Residency, Art Patch Studio Gallery, Seattle, WA

Pentheroudakis Scholarship: Printmaking, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
Artist Residency, Vain Studios, Seattle, WA

PONCHO Artist-In-Residence, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA

Partner Scholarship, Pilchuck School of Glass, WA

The Lucy Morgan Scholarship, Penland School of Crafts, NC


The Hand Magazine, Vol 7. 2014
Studio Visit Magazine, Vol 25. Open Studio Press
Kansas City Star, 12/2013.  By Tanya Hartman.
The Pitch. 12/2013. By Tracy Abeln
The Kansas City Star. 2/20/2010. By Alice Thorson
Review Magazine. 2/2008. By Steve Brisendine


Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
University Hospital, Cleveland, OH
Dell Children’s Medical Center, Austin, TX
OliverMcMillan Corporate Collection, San Diego, CA