Pauline Sugino ’75

Artist; Collections Registrar, Honolulu Academy of Arts; Pauline Sugino Art Services

Pauline Sugino ’75Hawaii-born, 4th generation Japanese American, Pauline graduated from Scripps with a BA in Art. She also has an MA in Asian Art History from the University of Hawaii. She is presently the Collections Registrar at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, the largest fine arts museum in Hawaii. Her previous jobs in museum registration were in New York at The Asia Society and the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

In addition to working at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, she has recently launched her own Honolulu-based, LLC art registration service to do freelance work. With more than 20 years of experience with international art loans and exhibitions, she provides professional management of art-related projects for a dynamic and global art world. You can visit the website for Pauline Sugino Art Services at

Scripps professors introduced her to Japanese literature, culture, language and art and encouraged her to spend her junior year abroad at Waseda’s International Division in Tokyo. This experience opened whole new worlds to Pauline, worlds she feels fortunate to be able to explore everyday on the job. Whether it’s escorting Japanese ukiyoe prints to Japan for exhibition, assisting visiting curators from Asia or examining new acquisitions, Pauline has a fascinating career in the arts which also answers her mother’s question, “What are you going to do as an art major?”