Grant Charney is a Pittsburgh-based conceptual artist. Since 2015 he has become a notable performance artist and musician in the local Pittsburgh music scene. His absurdist stage persona consists of synchronized projections, props, costumes, and crowd interaction. Inspiration from post-World War I European art movements like Dada, Surrealism, and Futurism combined with his background in industrial design creates a unique style. His studio work is primarily in sculpture, fashion, digital, video, and music; often mixing mediums. It regularly leans on satirical and cynical discussions on the bridge between the long history of art and its ongoing conflict with the emerging and exponentially growing presence of social media.


Grant has an associate’s degree in Industrial Design from the Community College of Allegheny County and is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in Sports, Arts, and Entertainment Management at Point Park University. Since 2018 he has written, recorded, and produced 17 full albums and has been a part of UK record label Tonotopic Records as well as local Pittsburgh collective Steel City Death Club. In addition, he is the lead industrial designer of cassette-based label Hidden Blade Tapes.


Photo by J.J. Young