Welcome to my art blog

A self-taught artist, I have always been drawn towards the macabre. Born a twin on Christmas Eve 1964 in Montreal, my twin died several months after birth. This became a large influence in my creative process; isolation, detachment, duality, haunted visions coming from this astral being that I am forever tethered to.

Art has always been my way to process and filter what I come across, what I am subjected to, or what I subject myself to each day; a way for me to exorcise the demons on my shoulder. The paintings are empathic, often inspired by the individual’s strength in the face of their own weakness. The common thread in all of my works is survival of self.

If a viewer is made uncomfortable by my work, then I have done my job as an artist. I have touched something within them that they are not comfortable with. I want to elicit a visceral response but maintain a sense of the absurd, creating works that are both intensely horrifically personal and humourous.

I am inspired by artists that have celebrated the grotesque: Hieronymus Bosch, Joe Coleman, Otto Dix and George Grosz.

This blog is a progression of my work, works in progress, random thoughts etc. You can join me on Facebook or view a gallery of my work on Flickr at:



Your f(r)iend,

Grant Cunningham

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lost Works

I used to do a lot of decor work for nightclubs in Montreal, most notably the now closed K.O.X.  and Sisters'.

Wall mural in the entranceway of the old Sister's nightclub:

Wall mural beside the dance floor at Sister's

Sacred cow prop (acrylic on wood) at the old K.O.X. nightclub

 Humongous wooden demon head:

Wooden gargoyles:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Art Sponge

A very cool blog that recently featured some of my work.  Some great art on their site.

Art Sponge

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Upcoming Exhibit "The Sex Show" - Gallery 1313 Toronto, Ontario

Two of my pieces, "Control Freak" and "Parasite" will be featured in the upcoming exhibit "The Sex Show" at Gallery 1313 in Toronto, Ontario Canada.

You can check out their site at http://g1313.org/

Pictured:  Control Freak