She studied at the Gayanian School. When she was 16, the son of Rouben Zardarian, Rafael fell in love with her but nothing happened afterwards. In 1920 Arpik entered the department of political sciences of the Polytechnic Institute in Tiflis. With the help of her brother Areg, she moved to Moscow and got a job in the Armenian literature department of the library under the Council of Ministers as a librarian and chief editor, and then she headed the Armenian literature department of the Lenin Public Library.
Pearl necklace and red lipstick were Arpik’s favorite decorations. In 1942 her husband - journalist Grigor Kouloghian was killed near Moscow whom she had married in 1941. In 1963 Arpik moved to Yerevan and had valuable input in elaboration of her father’s library. She died at the age of 82 with no issue.