Randall Exon is the Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot Professor of Art at Swarthmore College. He has taught at Swarthmore, located just west of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, since 1982. He is a painter whose works have been acquired by many public and private collection in the United States, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. In 1985 he was awarded a Henry Luce Scholarship to Bali, Indonesia where he lived and worked for over a year. In 1997 he was awarded a Fellowship to the Ballinglen. He and his wife Brenda have returned every year since marking 2017 his 20th year as a returning fellow. He is represented by Hirschl and Adler Modern gallery in New York.