Member Profile: Satyavani Studio & Gallery

April 2016

Satyavani Akula, Southern Tier Fine Arts Artist and Educator, recently openedSatyavani Studio & Gallery to offer professional-level painting classes and portraiture to the area.  She is also offering her paintings as scarves printed on high end silk twill.

Satyavani Akula is a self-taught artist who several years ago made a dramatic career shift from Software Engineering to the arts. In an extremely short period of time, Akula has transformed her style into award-winning paintings, developing “alla prima” skills – applying wet paint to wet paint -through numerous workshops with internationally-acclaimed painters. Akula has taught as a guest educator in classes at Mansfield University (PA) and the Elmira City School District, and painted regularly with the renowned Thomas Buechner (Corning) for many years. For further information about Satyavani Akula’s portraits / classes / open studio showings/paintings , visit her website at or email You can visit the new studio at 215 West Water Street, Elmira, NY.