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Heinrich Toh

Heinrich Toh
Summer Interlude No. 1, 2019
Monoprint, paper lithography on BFK Rives

High Rolling Monoprints / May 30 – June 4, 2021

Artist Statement:
By creating my own patterned language in the midst of my hybrid-amalgam present, my
work investigates displacement, assimilation, and viewership of the world around me.
Drawing from cultural ancestry and pattern, my work investigates the sense of longing
and acculturation that comes from travel and relocation. Memories are fleeting with the
ongoing integration to my immediate environment, driving me to seek what was once

Contrasting Eastern and Western sensibility, my work reflects the layered and
overlapping cultural elements while synthesizing the past with present. The
reinterpretation of Floral Chinese brocade patterns alongside recent imagery of vast
open landscapes from my travels, informs my sense of connection to my cultural
heritage and shifting mindscape.

The process of my work combines collagraphs, monotypes, and paper-lithography,
printed with multiple runs through an etching press that result in layers of color, pattern
and imagery

Artist Bio:
I am a studio artist and educator based out of Kansas City, MO. I am a graduate of the
Cleveland Institute of Art, and the La Salle College of the Arts in Singapore where I grew
up. My work is in public and private collections that include the Nelson-Atkins Museum
of Art, the Albrecht-Kemper Museum, the Truman Medical Center, the Loews Kansas
City Convention Center Hotel, the University Hospital of Cleveland, and the Dell
Children’s Hospital in Austin, TX. I have exhibited internationally and extensively in the
United States. They include the Wing Luke Asian Museum, Bellevue Art Museum and
an upcoming solo exhibit at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum. Also in galleries spanning
the past 20 years, with numerous awards for excellence in printmaking. Residencies I
have participated at include the Pratt Fine Arts Center, Vermont Studio Center, Penland
School of Crafts, and the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. When not making art, I
love spending time in the kitchen creating culinary bedlam and cook a mean dish of

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