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.
Angie Rizzo is a freelance curator, writer, and arts administrator based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was previously the visual arts curator at the Center for Contemporary Arts and most recently the programs and exhibitions manager at CENTER, where she worked with award-winning photographers and photography professionals. She is currently an MA candidate in art history at the University of New Mexico.
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. He’s a former staff writer for Phoenix New Times and Houston Press.
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.