Roomy Pak, a founding member of Artspace Gallery retiring and leaving Richmond.
Over 100 original works by this Master Watercolor Artist were auctioned to benefit Art180 and Artspace
2 Weeks Only - July 7-24
Exhibition of framed and unframed watercolors and oils on canvas and paper
Roomy Pak was born in South Korea in 1932 and studied Chinese Calligraphy and Japanese Sumi-e, highly stylized forms of brush work, during her high school days in Tokyo, Japan.
Since coming to the United States in 1952, she received a B.A. degree from Huron College in South Dakota and studied art at Corcoran School of Fine Arts in Washington, D.C. and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
She has received numerous awards for her paintings including "Best-in-Show" by Julia Boyd, Virginia Museum, 1998 and "Best-in-Show" by Marilyn Zeitlin, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Houston, Texas, 1986.
Her paintings are collected extensively by individuals here and abroad and by public entities as well. The public collectors in Virginia include:
James River Corporation
She was described as a "master watercolorist" by Roy Proctor, the 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." 1989
Roy Proctor, Art Critic
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