Sculptor. Mixed Media Artist.
Hailing from Charleston, South Carolina, Kevin Pierce has lived in the East Mountains of Albuquerque since 2009. For most of his life, he has been making kinetic art in the form of mobiles, with an emphasis on found objects, sculpted wire and acrylic materials. Kevin has always found mobiles to be a hypnotic art form—one that can make the viewer forget about the passing of time. A gentle breeze, a sudden gesture or an exhalation can change the movement of a suspended mobile in unpredictable ways. Thus, while mobiles are a symbol of polarity, they can also demonstrate the vagaries of life. The acceptance of these uncertainties, combined with the goal of seeking equilibrium in all senses, is what inspires Kevin to communicate in the form of kinetic art.
The recipient of a Gold ADDY Award for his “Fireworks” sculptural installation for TBS Networks, Kevin has previously exhibited his mobiles at the Edna Hart Gallery in Los Angeles. In 2022, he was commissioned by Nike to create a large-scale sculptural piece titled “Never Stop Making History”—consisting of 27,000 track spikes—in honor of the Tennessee State Tigerbelles, a legendary womenʼs track team that set numerous world records and became the first collegiate athletes sponsored by Nike.