Kevin Marion (born 1970) is an architect by trade, but also produces various forms of art. Architecturally, Kevin has designed and managed major building projects ranging from performing arts, university and primary education, civic, religious, hospitality, museums, commercial/corporate and custom residential. Artistically, he is focused on abstract digital work, but also experiments with other visual fine arts including pencil, pen & ink, pastels, painting, photography, wall murals of glass and porcelain tile and various forms of sculpture. Kevin believes that art and architecture are synonymous and he enjoys incorporating his artwork into his architectural designs. He also believes that architecture is an act of "Contextual Expressionism" that ultimately creates "Habitable Sculpture". An architect should do everything possible to design in response to the visual, cultural and historical context of a project while congruently applying maximum passion in making the project aesthetically pleasing from afar and harmoniously beautiful, comfortable and safe from within. The finished result should be an attractive and thoughtful piece of art ideal for living, playing, working, exhibiting, worshipping or any other function it is intended to serve.
Kevin lives in Mocksville, North Carolina with his wife and high school sweetheart Susan, his beautiful daughter Hazel, a handsome son Silas, and adorable twin girls Ruby and Iris.
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2018 — Steele Group Architects group art exhibition — Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
2018 — LOOM Coworking Art Gallery group art exhibition — Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA
2016 — Storefronts W-S Series #4 Winner, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem/Winston-Salem Arts Council. Artwork "Pyramids 4”. On display in an exterior storefront window at the Milton Rhodes Art Center/Coffee Park Cafe — Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
2016 — ArtPop Triad Area Winner. One of five winners to receive billboard space for one year. Artwork “Cylinders 7” displayed on west bound Interstate 40 near Burlington, North Carolina, USA
2012 — Davie Arts Council, “Looking at Davie” photography exhibition, Second Place Award for “Old Homestead” — Mocksville, North Carolina, USA
2012 — Children's Memorial (permanent exterior art installation) Stainless steel, glass dalle tiles, glass and porcelain tiles, poured-in-place concrete, brick, copper — Yadkinville, North Carolina, USA
2010 — North Carolina Star Barn Quilt. Permanent interior art installation. Glass and porcelain tile mosaic — Yadkinville, North Carolina, USA
2010 — Yadkinville Seven Pointed Star Wall Mural and outdoor plaza design. Permanent exterior public art installation, glass dalle tiles, glass, slate and onyx mosaic tiles, wall water feature (BluWorld) with stained glass, plaza fountain, brick pavers, masonry seating walls and glass fiber reinforced concrete trim sections — Yadkinville, North Carolina, USA
2009 — Piedmont/Winston-Salem AIA “Art by Architects” series. 3 pieces (all digital prints on fine art paper) selected for group exhibition — Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
2009 — Davie Arts Council, Photography exhibit. First Place Award for “Memorial”, Second Place Award for “Corner” — Mocksville, North Carolina, USA
2003 — Piedmont/Winston-Salem AIA “Art by Architects” series. 3 pieces (all digital prints on fine art paper) selected for group exhibition. People’s Choice Award for “Polyps” — Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
2007 — Design in Glass Awards, Glass Association of North America, winner: Decorative Glass - Residential category, Children's Bathroom, Marion Residence, Designer & Installer
2007 — AIA Winston-Salem Section Design Awards, Honorable Mention for unbuilt work, Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, Project & Design Architect w/ Fuller Architecture, Inc.
2005 — AIA Winston-Salem Section Design Awards, Merit Award, NCSA Watson Hall, Design Team w/ CJMW, PA
2005 — AIA Winston-Salem Section Design Awards, Merit Award, Lowe’s Headquarters, Design Team w/ CJMW, PA
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