My name is Chun Hui Pak. I came from Korea to the United States, and I enjoy both my new homeland and my Asian Heritage. I currently live near Austin, Texas and maintain a studio space at Canopy Austin. I’m a former ArtServe Michigan grant recipient and recent ArtBlocks Houston art competition winner.
My twin passions are my love of painting contemporary artworks and my long and continuing interest in the ancient Asian paper-folding art of origami. My artworks often seek to explore the synergies of interpreting origami fold structures as oil on canvas paintings.
For the ArtBlocks Houston Marquee Banner Competition, I created an unfolded interpretation of the origami Rooster fold. Since 2017 is the Year of the Rooster in the Chinese Zodiac I created an origami Rooster to raise awareness of the Chinese Zodiac and pay homage to the large population of Asian-Americans that inhabit Houston and its surrounds. Shown below is the resulting 40 feet high by 60 feet wide banner with me standing beneath it. The banner was installed in June 2017 and will remain on display until the end of December 2017. If you happen to be in Houston before the year 2017 ends, please stop by Market Square to view my winning banner and enjoy!