Sivananda Nyayapathi Artist Biography

 
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Sivananda Nyayapathi

Dr. Sivananda Nyayapathi, ARCLA

Dr. Sivananda was very fortunate to be born in an artistic family. His father, Mr. N. S. V. Rao, was a painter, writer, dramatist and a singer. He was inspired by watching his father paint that led him also to art. For many years since childhood, Sivananda had learnt from his father. He had started exhibiting his drawings since the age of twelve.

Sivananda started painting in oils while pursuing his studies in engineering, where he had obtained a doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering. He has studied with some of the top artists like David Leffel, Burton Silverman, Daniel Greene, Dawn Whitelaw, Michael Shane Neal, Scott Christensen.

Sivananda believes that artistic expression is the innate nature of humans. It is one of the most natural ways of communication. Everyone drew as a kid. As the kid grows, he or she develops other interests and drawing takes a back seat.


Partial List of Honors and Awards

Bapu Vamsi Award of Excellence in Art, India, 2016.

First Place award in Still Life Category, GA National Fair Juried Competition, Perry,
GA, USA, 2016

Cheryl Williams Merit Award for portraiture, GA National Fair, Perry, GA, USA,
2016

Lee Woodall Merit Award for portraiture, GA National Fair, Perry, GA, USA, 2016

First place award, Summer Juried Exhibition of Portrait Society of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2014

Fourth place award in the Still life category, Members only Competition of the Portrait Society of America, 2014

First place award and Member's choice award, Winter Juried Exhibition of Portrait Society of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2013.

First place award, Summer Juried Exhibition of Portrait Society of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2013.

Third place award, Fall Juried Exhibition of Portrait Society of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2013.

Dr. P. Venugopala Rao 'Maitri' Award for Excellence in Art and Literature, Atlanta, USA, 2013.

Distinguished Award in Arts – American Telugu Association, USA, 2012

Recognized as the Art Renewal Center Living Artist, 2011.

Honorable mention in the Fall Juried exhibition of in Portrait Society of Atlanta, USA, 2010.

Third place in the Atlanta Fine Arts League exhibition, Atlanta, USA, 2010.

Vamsee Award for Excellence in Painting, Atlanta, USA, 2005.

Gold medal for oil painting (landscape), I.I.T., Kharagpur, India, 1974

Bronze medal for graphite drawing, I.I.T., Kharagpur, India, 1974

Certificate of Merit in Art competition, Bhimavaram, India, 1965

Juried Member of the Portrait Society of Atlanta, USA


Partial List of Exhibitions

Solo exhibition titled “Of Beauty & Nature, Simple Pleasures of Life” in the Ventulett Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA – 2016

Oil Painters of America Juried Exhibitions: National, Eastern Regional, and Salon Shows – 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017

Portrait Society of America, Members only Competition – 2014, 2016

Art Renewal Center Annual Juried Salon Shows – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Richeson75 Juried exhibitions: “Figure & Portraiture”, “Landscape, Seascape &
Architecture”, “Still Life”, “Small works” categories – 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Best of America Juried Exhibition, National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society – 2015,
2017

Juried Exhibition, International Guild of Realism – 2015

International Guild of Realism, Masterworks Museum Tour – 2015

American Society of Traditional Artists Annual Juried Exhibition – 2012

Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery – 2012, 2013, 2014

Portrait Society of Atlanta Juried Exhibitions – 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,
2014, 2016

Atlanta Fine Arts League Juried and Members Exhibitions – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013