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, the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Anchorage Art Museum, the University of Northern Colorado, Valdosta University Art Museum, the Masur Museum of Art, SUNY Genesseo, Florida A&M University, the Charleston Convention Center, Marietta / Cobb Museum of Art, the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, the LaGrange Art Museum and the Foundry Art Centre among others. Ormond Memorial Art Museum in Florida had a show of his work in early 2017. This was followed by one-person shows at Ellington-White Gallery in North Carolina and Sacred Heart Cultural Arts Center in Augusta, GA. Akers received an Arts Residency at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in 2015 and at Foundation OBRAS, Centre for Art and Science in Estremoz, Portugal, Fall 2017. The work from Foundation OBRAS, words + pictures, will be shown at Terry-Craddock Gallery, Riverviews Artspace in Virginia, summer 2018. West Elm will have an exhibit of his work November 2017 in Savannah.
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.