Atrium Artist Studios

Our Atrium Artist Studios support 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.


Our Atrium Artist Studios are currently full! If you'd like to join the waiting list, please fill out our Artist Interest Form.


  • Pursue your artistic practice in a collaborative community of artists
  • Share what you love with the greater community
  • Receive 24 hour access to a private studio space (spaces range from approximately 120 sq. ft. to 280 sq. ft.)
  • Offset part of your studio rental fee through contributed service hours
  • Receive artist coaching from Union Project staff in teaching, community engagement, marketing, and grant-writing 

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.