PLEE Projects is a studio & creative incubator located at 211 Brownsville Rd and owned by Patience Whitfield, who uses the space both for her own projects and as an open incubator for any artists that need a space to rent.
The studio space can be rented to photographers, visual artists, and other creative projects. The entrepreneur behind Plee Projects, Patience Whitfield, is an artist herself who has many diverse skills. This includes photography, graphic design, dreadlocks, jewelry, 3D printing, and gold casting.
Patience started her creative journey during the days of custom MySpace themes and has grown into a published professional photographer and designer who submits her projects to magazines such as Vogue and Cosmopolitan. “When I do projects, I have make-up artists, wardrobes, stylists, I put a whole production together.”
Patience explained her process and personal experience behind all her work, “I suffer from borderline personality disorder so I start a lot of projects when I’m manic. My head is always all over the place with projects.” All the projects she starts inspired her studio name. “I just put a touch of me into everything I do.”
Plee Projects is by booking or appointment as a studio and art space for photographers and other creatives, including art on consignment. She also offers creative direction with her studio space. Patience is available to be personally booked as a photographer or graphic designer for projects.
Patience loves collaboration and working with other artists. She collaborated with Nami Bey of Diiviinetime Productions on the 1st ever Mt. Oliver Art Walk in 2023. The two are bringing back the art walk, now titled ART Oliver this June. The art and culture event will also tie into pride month and be a celebration of art, music, identity, and culture.
Plee Projects also collaborates in the fashion scene and will be hosting local Pittsburgh designers in the studio space for ART Oliver 2024.
Patience can be contacted through her website or email: