Artist in Residence

In order to further support artists, Union Project created our Artist in Residence program. This residency provides the opportunity for an emerging artist to focus on their artwork and build their body of work, while taking part in a thriving ceramics community and serving the greater Pittsburgh community through teaching community arts programs and classes.

2017 Artists in Residence:

2017-18 Artist in Residence Margaret Haden

Margaret Haden was born and raised in California's Central Valley. Margaret received her BFA from the University of Wisconsin River Falls and in 2013 she received her MFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Margaret has been an artist in residence at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, the Clay Studio of Missoula, and Kansas State University.

Margaret works with her hands to build clay vessel oriented objects as well as utilitarian pottery. Her process of cutting and removing clay while simultaneously adding and pushing dictates a degree of imperfection in the form, creating a unique organism each and every time.

 

2017 Artist in Residence Maybe Jairan Sadeghi

Maybe Jairan Sadeghi is a multi-disciplinary artist. Working in essentially analog media, Maybe is interested in using the [largely] unintentional aesthetics of scientific enterprise as the conceptual starting point to create drawings, paintings, sculpture, and installations.

Maybe is drawn to the visual systems and conventions used by scientists and technologists to collect, convey, and assign value to information. They use illustrator’s mediums, ceramics, and other implements to render abstract and symbolic forms, treating the act of portraiture in its broadest sense, drawing tension between the abstruse symbolism of science and the inevitability of human fingerprints.

 

 

Past residents include:

Mark Vander Heide | Ceramic Artist and Arts Educator 

Claire Thibodeau | Ceramic Artist

Mattie Cannon | Ceramic Artist and Arts Educator

Ryan Myers | Ceramic Artist

Erica Nickol | Ceramic Artist and Sculptor

Evan Church | International Watercolor and Oil painter

For inquiries and additional information about our current Artist in Residence, contact Jaclyn Harris at jackie@unionproject.org or 412-363-4550. If this residency program does not meet your needs, please contact Jaclyn to discuss other opportunities.