SUE HOSTETLER is a magazine editor and writer. She is the Editor in Chief of Art Basel Magazine, which covers the venerable annual art fairs in Miami, Switzerland and Hong Kong and the world's top curators, collectors, galleries and artists that attend. Her annual Women in the Art's luncheon, sponsored by Swarovski, honoring the most influential women working in contemporary art, is one
of the premiere events during the fair in Miami.
As the former national arts editor for all Niche Media magazines, Sue produced and wrote profiles about contemporary art, architecture, interior design and personalities for titles Gotham, Aspen Peak, Hamptons, Los Angeles Confidential, Ocean Drive, Capitol File, Michigan Avenue, Vegas and Boston Common.
Hostetler has been a consultant to the website art.sy, creating strategic partnerships with private collections, foundations and institutions, as well as producing original content about the contemporary art world. From 2008-2009 Sue was the host of PLUM HOMES WITH SUE HOSTETLER on Plum Television, a network of lifestyle programming in upscale destination communities. The show featured extraordinary real estate all over the country and intimate interviews with the owners, often bold-faced names. An episode about a Miami homeowner won a 2008 Suncoast Emmy Award in Arts/Entertainment on December 6, 2008.
She is also on the masthead of BESPOKE MAGAZINE, the premiere luxury magazine published in the Middle East. Her monthly column, THE AESTHETE, explores the witty, whimsical and very entertaining side of a number of pop culture issues. Sue is also a regular arts and cultural contributor to Departures Magazine and FOAM (Fashion Ocean Art Music).
Sue is the author of three books: MAJESTIC METROPOLITAN LIVING (Random House 2009) chronicles our move from a suburban culture to an urban one and features 20 of the largest and most inspirational big city homes and their owners. HIP HOLLYWOOD HOMES (Random House, 2006) profiles 20 of the most influential style makers and trendsetters in Los Angeles that live in architecturally significant and historically important homes, with an introduction by Courtney Cox Arquette. OCEANS (Rizzoli, 2002) featured images of the ocean by 80 of the most celebrated contemporary photographers: Minor White, Harry Callahan, Brett Weston, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Andreas Gursky and Moriko Mori, among many others. Robert Redford wrote the introduction; Jean-Michel Cousteau wrote the foreward; and the New York Times and Vanity Fair photo critic Vicki Goldberg contributed an essay about the photographs. Charitable auctions at Sotheby's in New York and Butterfield's in San Francisco (organized by Sue in conjunction with publication) benefited the Natural Resources Defense Council.
In 2005 and 2006, Sue served as the executive editor on a book compiled by the not-for-profit media foundation World Heritage Project on the UN-designated World Heritage Sites in India, working with world-renowned photographers such as Mary Ellen Mark, Sally Mann, Jim Natchwey, Steve McCurry, Lynn Davis, Michel Comte and Antonin Kratochvil. Other projects have included "Individuals: Portraits from the Gap Collection" (Melcher Media, 2006), "American Beauties" (DK Melcher Media, 2005), "The Lucky (Magazine) Shopping Manual" (Gotham Books, 2003), "100 Years of Harley -Davidson" (Bulfinch, 2002), "Fifty Years of TV Guide" (Crown, 2002) and a custom made, limited edition book for Rolex Watches (2004).
She sits on the board of several institutions and
charitable organizations, including Ballroom Marfa in Marfa, Texas, the Anderson Ranch Art Center in Aspen, Colorado where she is Vice Chair of the Board, The Aspen Country Day School and is a former member of the International Center of Photography in New York City. She is also a member of the Institute of International Education's New Leaders Group, the UN organization that administers the Fulbright Program, as well as a member of the Aspen Institute's Society of Fellows.