Publisher + Editor
Lauren Tresp is publisher and editor-in-chief at Southwest Contemporary. She has a Master of Arts in Humanities from the University of Chicago, where she studied Medieval and Renaissance Art History, and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and History from UCLA. She also offers consulting services to artists and arts businesses at laurentresp.com.
Associate Publisher + Photo Editor
Angie Rizzo is the associate publisher and photography editor for Southwest Contemporary. She is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico and has over fifteen years of experience in the arts as a curator, writer, and administrator.
Steve Jansen is the news editor at Southwest Contemporary. An Albuquerque-based investigative news reporter and arts writer, he has won and been nominated for various state, regional, and national awards. In 2013, his investigation into two crumbling Houston dams attained first place for Best Print News/Feature Story in the Texas statewide Lone Star Awards. A former staff writer for Phoenix New Times and Houston Press, he's written for Hyperallergic and contributed news reporting to The New York Times.
Natalie Hegert (she/her) is a writer, curator, and the arts editor at Southwest Contemporary. She is currently based between Lubbock, Texas, and Colorado Springs, Colorado, and is a co-founder and director of the artist-run exhibition space CO-OPt Research + Projects in Lubbock. She holds an MA in Art History and Theory from Hunter College, New York.