Randy Akers is a visual artist working in his studio on Skidaway Island, Georgia and primarily influenced by the lowcountry. Gallery exhibits include an NEA funded show at the Stables Art Gallery in Taos, New Mexico, as well as the University of New Mexico's Harwood Foundation. He has also shown at the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Anchorage Art Museum, the University of Northern Colorado, and Valdosta University Art Museum. Akers received a Presidential Fellowship at the Savannah College of Art and Design for his traveling exhibition, The Dogs of Todos Santos. His one-person show, Road to Canaan at Jaxport Gallery was part of the Viva Florida 500 celebration in 2013. OCAF Southworks included his work in their 2013 National Juried Show. His work was selected by the Office of the Governor for a 2014 show, The Art of Georgia, at the Georgia State Capital, sponsored by the Georgia Council of the Arts. Akers' paintings were also recently chosen for the 2014 LaGrange National XXVIII Biennial, 2014 National Exhibition at the Masur Museum of Art, and Sense of Place 2014 at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art.
In his past career, Akers directed and designed award-winning international television commercials, movie titles, music videos, and print for Fortune 500 companies for over 30 years. He has been affiliated with Curious Pictures (NY), R/GA Digital Studios
(NY), Broadcast Arts, (NY), Yarra Films (Singapore), Kessler-Irish Films (Toronto), and AFI Films (Miami). Akers is a member of the Director's Guild of America, the Broadcast Design Association, and served as an advisor to the Delphi Conference exploring the convergence of art and technology. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and Cazenovia College. He received his M.F.A. at the Savannah College of Art and Design; B.F.A, Chouinard Art Institute, California Institute of the Arts; additional academic work at Art Center College of Design, California State University Northridge and University of Oregon.