About the Artist
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, Brownsville Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Anchorage Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Valdosta University, Masur Museum of Art, SUNY Genesseo, Florida A&M University, Marietta / Cobb Museum of Art, LaGrange Art Museum, Ormond Art Museum, and Maryland Federation of Art among others. Art residencies include Vashon Island Artist Residency, Washington, 2023; JOYA: arte + ecologica, Spain 2022; Cill Rialaig, Ireland, 2021; Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Wyoming 2019 and 2015; Foundation OBRAS, Portugal, 2017.
Akers' solo show, Road to Canaan, was included in the VIVA Florida 500. Work was selected by the Office of the Governor for The Art of Georgia, sponsored by the Georgia Council of the Arts. Work is now in the collection of the Commercial Bank and Trust in Memphis. In 2021, under the guidance of Susan Roberts from the Tiny House Project, five paintings were donated and sold, with all proceeds for housing to homeless veterans in Savannah.
In his previous career, Akers directed and designed international television commercials, movie titles, music videos, and print for Fortune 500 companies. 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 (NY), 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, University of Oregon. Akers served on the board of Art Rise Savannah and Arts Georgia advisory council.