SUE HOSTETLER is a magazine editor, author and philanthropist. She was the Editor in Chief of Art Basel Magazine, which covers the venerable annual art fairs in Miami, Switzerland and Hong Kong, for from 2008-2020. The magazine profiles the top curators, collectors, galleries and artists in the contemporary art world. Her annual Women in the Art's luncheon, honoring the most influential women working in the arts, became one of the premiere events during the fair in Miami.
In 2019, she and her partner co-founded the Sue Hostetler & Beau Wrigley Family
Foundation, focused on parity in the art world, reproductive rights, providing micro loans to small female and minority owned businesses, disaster relief & eradicating human trafficking in the United States. As president, Sue runs the foundation full-time.
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.
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 such as Gotham, Aspen Peak, Hamptons, Los Angeles Confidential, Ocean Drive, Capitol File, Michigan Avenue, Vegas and Boston Common.
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.
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 on which she worked include "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).
Sue sits on the board of several institutions and charitable organizations, including currently serving as the board chair at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO and as a trustee of the New Museum in NYC and the Norton Museum in Palm Beach, FL. She is a former trustee of Ballroom Marfa in Marfa, TX; The Aspen Country Day School; and the International Center of Photography in New York City.