James Akers is an artist, educator and mad scientist who has an explosive approach to making.
Akers graduated from Alfred University in 2015 with an addiction to glass, neon, and electricity. Thriving on change and fascinated by waves of all kinds: sound, light, and electricity, he is captivated by the notion of “the wild one”. Akers has shown his work internationally, been the recipient of public art commissions and has received numerous awards and grants for his practice.
Currently, Akers is based out of Dallas Texas where he creates CCCFL lightbulbs, teaches neon at ACME creation lab, and packages ideas on art and life by creating a series of celebratory, overloaded, wild, electric sculptures.