Sue Hostetler Wrigley

President and Co-Founder @ Hostetler Wrigley FoundationMember of Meridian Board of Trustees
  • Sue Hostetler Wrigley, President and Co-Founder of the Hostetler Wrigley Foundation and former Editor in Chief of Art Basel Magazine.

Sue Hostetler Wrigley is an author, magazine editor, and philanthropist. She is the Cofounder and President of the Hostetler/Wrigley Foundation, whose mission is to support and expand access and opportunity across a wide range of issues, such as parity in the arts, reproductive health, the elimination of human trafficking, micro-loans for small minority and female owned-businesses, and mental health.

From 2008-2020 she was 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, as well as the greater art world.

As the former national arts editor for Modern Luxury magazines, Wrigley produced and wrote profiles about contemporary art, architecture, interior design and personalities for titles such as Gotham, Aspen Peak, Hamptons, Los Angeles Confidential and Ocean Drive.  She was a consultant to the website during its inception in the early 2000’s, creating strategic partnerships with private collections, foundations and institutions, as well as producing original content about the contemporary art world. From 2008-2010 Sue was the host of PLUM HOMES WITH SUE HOSTETLER on Plum Television, a network of lifestyle programming in upscale destination communities.  An episode about a Miami homeowner won a 2008 Suncoast Emmy Award in Arts/Entertainment.

Wrigley 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 foreword; and the New York Times and Vanity Fair photo critic Vicki Goldberg contributed an essay about the photographs.

In 2005 and 2006, Wrigley 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 editorial projects she assisted with 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).

Wrigley has been involved with many cultural institutions over the years; she currently sits on the board of the New Museum in NYC and the Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach.  She is the former board chair of the Anderson Ranch Art Center in Aspen, the Institute of International Education's New Leaders Group (the UN organization that administers the Fulbright Awards), Ballroom Marfa in Marfa, Texas, The Aspen Country Day School and the International Center of Photography in NYC.