Kevin Norton was born in England in 1952, and moved to Sydney in 1983.
Norton has exhibited widely in Australia and New Zealand. He has received several awards, including Young Contemporaries Sculpture Prize, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (1977), Barnett Newman Scholarship (1978), Hansells Sculpture Award, New Zealand (1982) and artist-in-residence, New Zealand Sculpture Project (1982).
Norton's work is represented in numerous collections, including Artbank, the National Gallery of New Zealand, Rotorua City Gallery, New Zealand, National Library of New Zealand, Macquarie University, Chas Property Estates, Merke, Sharp & Dome, as well as private collections in Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Norton has taught at the University of Sydney, Sculpture Society in Sydney, Cumbria College of Art in England, Canberra School of Art, Auckland University in New Zealand as well as other arts institutions in New Zealand. In 1986 Norton began teaching sculpture and drawing at the Wollongong College of Art, where in 2006 he became head of the sculpture department.