Grant Davis gave up his collegiate ideals of working with deaf children 12 years ago when he first experienced a live VJ environment in Black Rock City. As a Communications Disorder Specialist, he found visuals to be a unique way to interpret music for the deaf. Since then, under the name VJ Culture, Grant has provided sight and sound for audiences around the world.
2009 Grant was invited to participate in Red Bull's House of Art in Sao Paulo Brazil. 1 of 10 artists from around the world converged for a one month long residency.
In Torino, Italy he performed 19 shows with the Magnetic Poets during the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. UK's DJ Mag has voted VJ Culture among the top 10 VJs in the world for the past three consecutive years. He has also toured with Beck during the summer of 2006. After returning from a tour in Japan, in the fall of 2007 Grant performed at the American Music Awards for Mary J Blige on Element Lab's Versa Tubes, live with 7 million viewers.
StarCulture is Grant and David Starfire's current A/V project. Combining original motion graphics with mashups of music videos and David Starfire's (Six Degree's Records) unique world rhythms breaks. StarCulture has recently performed at the International Forum Mexico in Monterrey Mexico, MussikMesse Frankfurt Germany and MacWorld SF.
Not only a visual artists, Grant also organizes large scale VJ related events across the US: Video Riot, VJ Battles and VJ Festivals. He is founder of Video Salon which has been an important non-profit organization providing audio-visual education free of charge for over 7 years. Grant and his partner Xarene produced and released, 'vE-"jA: Art and Technology of Live Audio Video, a book and DVD covering the global VJ scene. Grant is also featured in two other books on VJs and in numerous magazines.
As 'VJ Culture' Grant has worked with Beck, Mary J Blige, P-Diddy, The Rapture, Common, Eryka Badu, Jazzy Jeff, Paul Oakenfold, Tiesto, REM, Pearl Jam, and about every other top 100 DJ.
Lead producer of AVIT North America (Chicago and San Francisco)
Top 10 VJ worldwide by DJ Mag (2006, 2005, 2004)
VJ selection for Best of VJTV Electronica Optica nationally syndicated TV show
2006 Winter Olympic Games nightly performances with Magnetic Poets
Winner of the 2002 Arkaos VJ contest
Sponsorship with Edirol, Roland USA Pioneer and EJ Enterprise
Curator of VJs for the Remix Hotel Beatport Stage during Winter Music
1 hour long music compilation for the UN’s Telefood program (Videos using soundtracks by Moby, Madonna, David Grey, REM)
Space Station New Delhi VJ release on Tokyo X-ray DVD compilation
Co-produced “Levitate”, the first DVD designed for use by other VJs in live performance. The DVD has been distributed worldwide.
VJ Singles on the VJ label, “Lightrhythm Visuals”
Founder and co-host of the monthly Video Salon
First DVD single released for the Pioneer DVJ Turntable ("Girl and her Pod")
Founder of the Lumens Tour, National audio/visual tour Spring of 2003