Roomy Pak

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Roomy Pak (1932- ) is an American watercolor artist and calligrapher who was born in South Korea in 1932.[1][2]


After emigrating to the United States in 1952, she received a B.A. degree from Huron College and further studied art at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design in Washington, D.C. as well as the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.[3][4]


In 1989 at Artspace 1306, the original Shockoe Slip site of Artspace in Richmond, Virginia, Roomy Pak exhibited with Mitzi Humphrey in the two-person exhibition Enchanted Garden and later in Art ex Libris: the International Book Art Exhibition,[5] also at Artspace after the gallery's move to Broad Street in Richmond.

Awards and distinctions

In exhibitions with the Richmond Artists Association and the National Water Color Society, she was given a "Best-in-Show" award by juror Julia Boyd, a curator at the Virginia Museum in 1998, and a "Best-in-Show" by Marilyn Zeitlin, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Houston, Texas, in 1986.[6] She was described as a "master watercolorist" by Roy Proctor, art critic of the Richmond Times-Dispatch in 1989. "Ms. Pak's keen sense of abstract patterning turns the specifics of nature into eternal truths," he wrote. She was an artist/exhibiting member of the Richmond Artists Association (RAA), and is listed as a painter in the database of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.[7] Her art was included in Art ex Libris, an international book art exhibition at Artspace in Richmond, Virginia, and in the video documenting the exhibition.[8][9]


Roomy Pak studied Chinese calligraphy and Japanese sumi-e in high school in Tokyo, Japan. She is the wife of Chong Mo Pak, and they reside in Dunellon, Florida. Chong Mo Pak is a former Professor of Leadership and Organization Development for the Richmond office of the University of Virginia Center for Public Service and director of the Virginia Department of Personnel and Training. Dr. Pak has also worked as Associate Director of the Federal Executive Institute and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Public Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University.[10]


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  5. Humphrey, Mitzi; Moore, C. Richard (1994). "Art ex libris" (in English). Mitzi Humphrey. 
  6. "RoomyPak .:. Welcome". Retrieved 10 September 2019. 
  7. "CLARA". Retrieved 7 April 2018. 
  8. Connor, Sibella. "This art goes beyond words to touch the reverent reader.". Richmond, Virginia: Richmond Times-Dispatch. pp. C1-C2. 
  9. Roberts-Pullen (1994). "Pagination Imagination: Artspace explores the form and function of books.". STYLE magazine. 
  10. "Chong Pak". Retrieved 17 April 2020.