Some think Jon Morris looks like MacGyver but he believes he’s Mighty Mouse. Creative Director and Founder of The Windmill Factory, dedicated to manufacturing the sublime. Loves Speedos & Can dunk. Jon Morris is a conceptual artist; actor, creator, producer, designer, clown, acrobat. In addition to founding and creative directing The Windmill Factory he has performed and created with Fuerzabruta, Cirque du Soleil, The MET, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Patrice Chereau, Robert Wilson, Tina Landau, Aszure Barton, Spymonkey, Diavolo Dance Theatre, Ken Roht’s Orphean Circus, Fabulous Monsters. With Jay Scheib; Bellona, Destroyer of Cities, World of Wires, Powder Her Face, and Platonov. He has been featured in films by Jonathan Dayton and Valari Faris, David Michalek, and Anson Mount. He has also starred in various national commercials and innumerable embarrassing gigs.
With The Windmill Factory Jon has choreographed Nine Inch Nails 2014 Festival Tour, movement directed for David Michalek’s Dries Von Noten Retrospective at Le Louvre; created Light Field, a voice activated LED balloon installation for SXSW; created Welcome to You, an interactive installation for the New Museum; created Reflecting the Stars, recreating the night sky in the Hudson River; and crafted many other TWF projects.
He is a Thomas J. Watson Fellow, Tennessee Williams Fellow, 6-time All-American Springboard Diver, and holds a B.A. from the University of the South, Sewanee. Jon has also consulted for some of the top creative agencies and has taught master classes at Harvard, NYU, Columbia, Pace, The University of The South, and Vanderbilt.
Olafur Eliasson, Jan Lauwers, Yves Klein, Antonin Artaud, Bioluminescence