DNA Category: Defiant Contrarian

Rachel Gardner’s art centers on animals as subject matter, creating a visual connection between the sterile modern world and the primitive, wild world of nature.

Posted on March 24, 2019

Emma Scarvey’s paintings reflect her background in art history as well as an interest in finding abstraction in color and light. Scarvey works primarily in oil, but experiments with watercolor, gouache, collage and digital media.

Posted on March 24, 2019

Whether working in the context of intricate patterns or sparse, gestural abstracts, June Erica Vess finds balance and beauty in the interplay of color, line, & shape.

Posted on March 24, 2019

Whether working in the context of intricate patterns or sparse, gestural abstracts, June Erica Vess finds balance and beauty in the interplay of color, line, & shape.

Posted on March 24, 2019

Whether working in the context of intricate patterns or sparse, gestural abstracts, June Erica Vess finds balance and beauty in the interplay of color, line, & shape.

Posted on March 24, 2019

Inspired by surface design, impressionism, and the natural world, Victoria Borges work is playful and experimental, with an emphasis on unique textures and color palettes. Borges’s art spans a variety of mediums, ranging from digital illustration to collage, to acrylic paint.

Posted on March 24, 2019

Heavily influenced by her Chinese heritage and obsession with detail, Melissa Wang has developed a unique style of her own. Wang started with Chinese painting, later using pencil, gouache, oil, acrylic, chalk, watercolor, and ink.

Posted on March 24, 2019

Inspired by surface design, impressionism, and the natural world, Victoria Borges work is playful and experimental, with an emphasis on unique textures and color palettes. Borges’s art spans a variety of mediums, ranging from digital illustration to collage, to acrylic paint.

Posted on March 24, 2019

Whether working in the context of intricate patterns or sparse, gestural abstracts, June Erica Vess finds balance and beauty in the interplay of color, line, & shape.

Posted on March 24, 2019

Whether working in the context of intricate patterns or sparse, gestural abstracts, June Erica Vess finds balance and beauty in the interplay of color, line, & shape.

Posted on March 24, 2019

Grace Popp’s primary medium is watercolor, which she periodically supplements with other materials. Popp is inspired by nature, films, history, current events and other artists both past and present.

Posted on March 24, 2019

Ethan Harper’s art draws inspiration from his love of science and anatomy, Art Deco architecture and design, and art from the Impressionist Movement. Harper is constantly experimenting with different materials and styles in an effort to continually evolve his body of work.

Posted on March 24, 2019

Steve Jobs co-founded Apple Computers with Steve Wozniak. Under Jobs’ guidance, the company pioneered a series of revolutionary technologies, including the iPhone and iPad.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Inventor Thomas Edison created such great innovations as the practical incandescent electric light bulb and the phonograph. A savvy businessman, he held more than 1,000 patents for his inventions.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Thomas J. Watson was an American industrialist who built the International Business Machines Corporation, aka IBM, into a successful selling organization. A self-made man, he was called the world’s greatest salesman.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Tyrion is a member of Game of Thrones powerful Lannister family. He is a witty, hedonistic curiosity, protected by his family status but still the object of prejudice and derision. He is perhaps the most intelligent member of his family but is consistently underestimated and marginalized.

Posted on March 19, 2019

David Bowie was an English singer-songwriter and actor. During his lifetime he sold an estimated 140 million albums worldwide.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Known for tough-chick roles, Michelle Rodriguez is proof that there is a cross between beauty and brawn. Rodriguez made her debut in the independent film Girlfight, and went on to start in The Fast and The Furious franchise, Blue Crush and S.W.A.T.

Posted on March 19, 2019

In Greek mythology, Morpheus is the god of dreams, inhabiting a dreamworld. In the film The Matrix, the character Morpheus is the leader of the rebel forces who fight to awaken humans from a dreamlike reality.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Billionaire media giant and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey is best known for hosting her own internationally popular talk show from 1986 to 2011. From there, she launched her own television network, OWN. Her achievements are all the more remarkable having overcome a childhood of poverty and adversity.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Sacha Noam Baron Cohen is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. Baron Cohen is most widely known for creating and portraying four fictional characters: Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev, Brüno Gehard, and Admiral General Aladeen. He is known for being provocative and politically incorrect.

Posted on March 19, 2019

American comedian Sarah Silverman was born in New Hampshire in 1970. After dropping out of NYU, she received her big break in 1993 as a writer and performer on Saturday Night Live. She is best known for her politically incorrect humor and courting controversy through stand-up specials and shows.

Posted on March 19, 2019

007 was written by former spy Ian Fleming as a chain smoking, heavy drinking, womanizing cold war hero who indulges in his vices. The perfect balance of of smooth, suave, and sophisticated gentleman agent with tough, violent, and ruthlessly cold thug in a dinner jacket.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Born in 1925, in Grantham, England, Margaret Thatcher rose from being the daughter of a shop owner and became the first female prime minister of Britain. Thatcher’s policies and actions continue to be debated by detractors and supporters alike, illustrating the indelible impression that she has left on Britain and nations worldwide.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Born in 1835, in Florida, Missouri, Samuel L. Clemens wrote under the pen name Mark Twain. Known for his wit and satire, he authored several novels, including two major classics of American literature: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Michael Jordan is a former American basketball player who led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships and won the Most Valuable Player Award five times. Between his championships, restaurants, stake in the Charlotte Hornets, corporate sponsorship and endorsement deals, Jordan’s estimated net worth is more than $1 billion.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Demi Lovato is a singer and actress who starred on Disney Channel’s original series ‘Sonny with a Chance.’ As an adult, she’s become a successful recording artist with hits like ‘Skyscraper,’ ‘Cool for the Summer,’ and ‘Heart Attack.’ Once suffering from low self-esteem, she has overcome eating disorders and campaigns against bullying.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Back to the Future’s Dr. Emmett Lathrop “Doc” Brown: Mad Scientist. Inventor. Theoretician. And conduit of every bit of complicated time travel exposition one needs to know.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Franklin D. Roosevelt was the only U.S. president to be elected four times. He led the United States through the Great Depression and World War II. Roosevelt’s social programs reinvented the role of government in Americans’ lives, while his presidency during World War II established the United States’ leadership on the world stage.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Scottish celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has opened restaurants around the world and hosted such popular TV programs as ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ and ‘MasterChef.’ Along with his work on TV and in his restaurants, Ramsay has written more than 20 books. His culinary perfectionism often leads to unvarnished and expletive laden criticism of the restaurants and chefs he has undertaken to help.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Born in 1942 in Chicago, Harrison Ford is one of Hollywood’s leading men, with an acting career that has spanned nearly 40 years and included iconic roles such as Indiana Jones and Han Solo. Like some of his movie characters, Ford has an adventurous spirit and is a private pilot, to date surviving three crash landings.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Super-intense with a passion for ancient cultures and artifacts; Indiana Jones is a professor of archaeology, expert on the occult and obtainer of rare antiquities.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Arya is the younger daughter and third child of Lord Eddard Stark and his wife Lady Catelyn Stark. This Game of Thrones heroine is tomboyish, headstrong, feisty, independent, disdains traditional female pursuits, impulsive and revels in fighting and exploring.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Ben Affleck is an actor and screenwriter whose big break came with a role in the Academy Award-winning Good Will Hunting, which he co-wrote. Affleck is known for an array of high-profile films, including ‘Armageddon,’ ‘Argo,’ ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.’

Posted on March 19, 2019

A legendary pirate of the Seven Seas, Captain Jack Sparrow is the irreverent trickster of the Caribbean. A captain of equally dubious morality and sobriety, a master of self-promotion and self-interest, he fights a constant and losing battle with his own best tendencies. Jack Sparrow’s first love is the sea, as he was born on a ship in a raging typhoon; his second is his beloved ship the Black Pearl (whether it be lost, found or lost again).

Posted on March 19, 2019

French-Canadian singer Celine Dion had recorded nine French albums and won numerous awards by the time she was 18. Her amazing vocal talent and crossing over to recording in English has brought Dion international fame and influence in the pop music industry. Not just an artist, Dion has extended her influence to business and philanthropy.

Posted on March 19, 2019

Actor, director and producer Clint Eastwood was born Clinton Eastwood Jr. on May 31, 1930. Eastwood made his name as a popular TV and film actor, and went on to become the Academy Award-winning director of such features as ‘Unforgiven’ and ‘Million Dollar Baby.’ He has dabbled in politics as Mayor of Carmel, CA and is outspoken in his libertarian political views.

Posted on March 19, 2019

British actor Daniel Craig was born in 1968 in Chester, England. Craig has taken on a wide variety of roles,ranging from college professor to murderous thug. But Craig is best known for his highly popular incarnation of James Bond in films like ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Spectre.’

Posted on March 19, 2019