Atrium Artist Studios

Artist Studio Program 

The Atrium Studio Program supports artists in the pursuit of their artistic goals while connecting them with the community to share their skills. Artists participate in community-based programming that serves the greater Pittsburgh community and meets UP’s mission. Union Project provides opportunities for individual artists to grow and strengthen their creative process, studio practice, and skills in a vibrant, communal environment, via the provision of private studio space. Artists of all backgrounds and media are welcome to participate. Artists should embrace and embody UP’s values – inclusion, art and artists, collaboration, joy, and have a commitment to working at the intersection of arts and community.


  • Sharing what you love with the greater community
  • Receive 24 hour access to a private studio space (approximately 120 sq. ft. studio)
  • Ability to offset part of the studio rental fee through contributed service hours
  • Participate in collaborative community of artists 


The studio spaces are valued at $170 plus three service hours/month.  Artists may opt to give more service hours/month to discount the space even further.


There is an Artist Studio available starting May 1, 2017! We have a 120 sq. ft. studio available and ready to house an artist of any media. If you are interested in applying to be an Atrium Artist, please complete the Artist Interest Form.

Questions? Contact Raiona Gaydos at

Current Atrium Artists

Silvija S. Singh

Silvija S. Singh

Silvija S. Singh comes to Union Project with a background in Clinical Psychology. Her first experience with ceramics occurred while studying for her Ph. D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she won an award for her technique creating large, human size sculptures. Upon moving to Pittsburgh, she began creating at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, before continuing her practice as a Union Project Co-op member. Here, her work has taken the shape of functional art, as well as abstract and narrative sculpture. “The Union Project Ceramics Co-op has allowed me to once again have a space to work and to have access to kilns and the company of fellow artists. My goal is to continue growing and sharing knowledge and inspiration with co-op members and beyond.”

Silvija’s work has been included in exhibitions such as the 2015 Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 105th Annual Exhibition, the 2016 Art of the State 49th Annual Juried Exhibition, and the Three Rivers Arts Festival Juried Art Exhibition for which she won Best in Show.

Atrium Artist Kevin Snipes

Kevin Snipes

Kevin Snipes was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but grew up mostly in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his BFA in ceramics and drawing from Cleveland Institute of Art and his MFA from the University in Florida. After leaving graduate school in 2003, Kevin has led a seemingly nomadic artistic life, constantly making no matter where he is.

Kevin has participated in several artist residency programs, including the Clay Studio in Philadelphia and the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana. Exhibiting both nationally and internationally, Kevin has exhibited as far away as Jingdezhen, China and as close as Society of Arts and Craft, Boston. In his work, Kevin combines his love of constructing unconventional pottery with an obsessive need to draw on everything he makes.