CUAA Special Election 2015 for Alumni Trustees

Bill Morrison

AT15 Bil Morrison
School of Art 1989
New York NY

Current Position, Organization:
Director / Producer, Founder of Hypnotic Pictures

Relevant Skills:

Professional Qualifications:

Independent film director and producer.

Chairman of a Chicago-based philanthropic organization.

Live multimedia benefit event producer.

Personal Statement:

1) I am passionate about returning Cooper to a sustainable, tuition-free for all, policy.

2) I currently live – and have lived continuously for 30 years in the East Village, since I moved to New York to attend Cooper in 1985. The Cooper campus is my home, and impacts my neighborhood.

3) I am well acquainted with the history of the previous board, and how we got to where we are today. I meet regularly with members of Cooper’s faculty to discuss the state of Cooper Union.

4) I am an active member of the New York artistic community

5) I am the Chairman of a philanthropic organization that provides support and funding for a variety of arts, education, environmental, and community-based programs, especially on the South Side of Chicago.

Additional Information:

  • An artist and filmmaker with strong connections to the downtown artistic community
  • Currently resides and has resided in the East Village continuously for the last 30 years.
  • Will fight for free tuition for all.