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Tomi Heri

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Born 1992 in Pahang, Malaysia

Formally trained as a graphic designer, young visual artist Tomi Heri stepped out from the world of design to pursue a career in fine art. Combining design philosophies with principles of fine art, Tomi’s aim is to develop new approaches and techniques in order to realize his ideas fully.

Recollecting purely from memory, visual artist Tomi crafts multilayered storyboards featuring events experienced and people he’s encountered, both locally and during his travels abroad, primarily to Yogyakarta. Some of these are executed on canvas, but often his ideas translated are eventually constructed as cut-out installations.

The shapes and objects in his storyboards represent life as he’s experienced it, working purely from memory without any references or documentation, a purely experiential outflow that speaks through the various mediums he utilizes in his art.

Education

Bachelor of Creative Technology, University Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)

Awards

2014

2nd Place, International Collegiate Snow Sculpture Contest, Harbin, China
Consolation PrizeCitra Terengganu Competition, Terengganu State Museum, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
Consolation Prize, IMU Art Contest Health, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2013

2nd Place, International Collegiate Snow Sculpture Contest, Harbin, China
Special Prize Winner, The Art of Healing Competition,International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Consolation Prize, The Futurists, 1MCAT Art Competition, National Visual Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Group Exhibitions

2018

Art Expo Malaysia 2018, MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (with Artemis Art)
Pancaroba, Sembilan Residency Exhibition (with Sofia Haron), Ken Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2017

Asian Students & Young Artists Art Festivals (ASYAAFF), Gallery LVS, Seoul, Korea
Collective Individuals, Urbanscape House, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
LIMBO, 2 Hangkasturi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
UPIN CULT, YELLO Hotel Jemursari, Surabaya, Indonesia
XS, Galeri Titikmerah, Art Row, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Collective Individuals, Hin Bus Depot, George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Mampu Art Market, Chinahouse, George Town, Penang, Malaysia

2016

Gaul Exhibition, Hin Bus Depot, George Town, Penang
New Comers, Creative Space, National Visual Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mampu Art Market, ChinaHouse, Kuching, Malaysia
lukis”, Ruang Sementara, Art Row, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2015

Coffee And Art Fringe Festival Asia (CAFFA) 2015, White Box, [email protected], Kuala Lumpur
Vitaa05 Degree Show, Faculty of Creative Technology (FTKW), University Malaysia Kelantan (UMK), Malaysia
Permai Art Exhibition, Faculty of Creative Technology (FTKW), University Malaysia Kelantan (UMK), Malaysia
Urban Art, Pelita Hati Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 X 1, Galeri Titikmerah, Art Row, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
321Gocreate Vinyl Exhibition, 321 Studios, Art Row, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2014

Raw Gold, Galeri Titikmerah, Art Row, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
321 Gocreate Stickit Exhibition, 321 Studios, Art Row, Publika, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
IMU Art Exhibition 2014, International Medical University (IMU), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Coffee And Art Fringe Festival Asia (CAFFA) 2014, White Box, [email protected], Kuala Lumpur
Citra Terengganu 2014, Terengganu State Museum, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
Rantai Art Festival 2014, MIA Red Bungalow, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Residency Experience

2018

Sembilan Residency Program (Season 6), Seremban, Malaysia (two-artist residency with Sofia Haron)

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