Randy Akers is a visual artist working on Skidaway Island, Georgia. He has shown at the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, University of New Mexico's Harwood Foundation, Philadelphia Art Museum, Anchorage Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Valdosta University Art Museum, Masur Museum of Art, SUNY Genesseo, Florida A&M University, Marietta / Cobb Museum of Art, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, LaGrange Art Museum, Ormond Memorial Art Museum, and Maryland Federation of Art among others. Akers received an Arts Residency at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in 2015 and at Foundation OBRAS, Portugal in 2017. In addition, three paintings were recently chosen for the upcoming movie, "The Poison Rose", starring John Travolta, Morgan Freeman, and Brendan Fraser opening in theaters October, 2019. A solo show, "Scars on the Land", is scheduled at the Workhouse Arts Center (a former Federal prison) early 2019 in Lorton, VA.
Akers 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. He serves on the advisory council for ArtsGeorgia and is a member of the Director's Guild of America.