YVONNE FORCE VILLAREAL
Yvonne Force Villareal is president and co-founder of Art Production Fund (APF), a non profit organization devoted to helping artists realize difficult-to-produce works, reaching new audiences and expanding public participation and understanding of contemporary art. Projects include: ‘Show’ by Vanessa Beecroft at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; ‘Keith Edmier + Farrah Fawcett’ at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Andy Warhol Museum; ‘Plan B’ by Rudolf Stingel at Grand Central Terminal and The Walker Art Center.
Yvonne Force Villareal co-founded Art Production Fund in 2000 with Doreen Remen, whom she met at Rhode Island School of Design in 1988. Force began her public career in the arts in 1995 as the President/Founder of Yvonne Force Inc., a company backed in part by the late Mr. Laurance S. Rockefeller and established to support young contemporary artists by acquiring/lending their work. Force graduated from RISD in 1988 with a degree in Fine Arts and has served on the Board of that Department since. While running her business she attended NYU graduate school and is currently working on her thesis. She has served as a Board member for White Columns since 1995.
She has appeared as a guest judge in the Bravo series “Work of Art” and has made appearances on Plum TV, Morning Style/Vogue TV, “Art Star”, and HDTV documentaries on Jeff Koons, Noble & Webster and Matthew Barney. Magazine features include French Vogue as well as American Vogue, W, WWD and WSJ. Ms. Force has been a guest lecturer at many institutions including: Frieze Art Fair, Yale University, Brown University, RISD, SVA, FIT, Art Center in Pasadena and Museum of Modern Art, NY.