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  • Encontrando mi Cultura : A Mexican-American Perspective on Culture in Kalamazoo College Photography Series 

    Alaniz, Alejandro (2018)
    The artist writes "for my SIP, I want to capture the unique expressions that many Mexican American students go through to be true to themselves while living on the campus of private liberal arts college. Through the use ...
  • Military Life 

    Petersen, Miranda (2018)
    The artist writes "My exhibit is about the military and how it effects its service members during and after enlistment. I use a collaborative approach in my work so that I am not making assumptions or speaking for someone ...
  • Nonidentity 

    Orta, Michelle (2018)
    The artist writes "In this essay I discuss my experiences in Kalamazoo College. These experiences led to my exploration in abstract painting with acrylic paint and nontraditional tools, such as spoons and a putty knife on ...
  • Collapsed Linear Borders 

    Koreman, Julia M. (2018)
    The artist writes "My Senior Individualized Project (SIP), entitled Collapsed Linear Borders , is a sculptural body of work that responds to the rationalized aesthetics of commonly used mathematical systems. After researching ...
  • "When We Were" : An Exploration into Family and Memory 

    Johannsen, Zoe (2018)
    The artist writes "When We Were is for me, an exploration into the ideas of collective memory and shared history. I became interested in this idea of collective memory years ago in history class, and it has stuck with me ...
  • Comfort Creatures 

    Reilly, Erin (2018)
    The artist writes "I began my art career as a drawer and did not see myself expanding much from there. However, as I pushed myself to try new things, I realized what really excited me was creating three-dimensional art. ...
  • Portrait of Anyone 

    Carpenter, Dorothy (2018)
  • Before the Bunny : Shaping the Male Consumer in Early Issues of Playboy 

    Gavin, Charotte (2018)
    Playboy Magazine is a cultural sensation specific to American history that has generated a range of criticism and admiration from people of all ages and backgrounds as a result of the publication’s nude Playmate pictorials ...
  • Dream Drops 

    Sims, Amber (2018)
    The artist writes "Dream Drops is a studio art senior individualized project meant to explore instances of the mystical in mundane moments. A viewing of the work consists of an animated video projected on the central ...
  • Final SIP Reflection 

    Gaitan, Alicia DeJesus (2018)
    The artist writes "The purpose of this project is to explore and examine the Virgen de Guadalupe, and how her image is an icon that is circulated and utilized to conceptualize gender and sexuality within Mexican culture. ...
  • The Shapes of Senses 

    Haugland, Kelly (2018)
    In the artist’s statement for the installation, the author writes “I have created a multisensory, participatory, art installation. As a psychology major I have learned how reflecting on one’s senses can be therapeutic and ...
  • Between Image/Text/Symbol 

    Gothard, Adam (2018)
    The author writes "In a series of six drawings, I examined the relationship of image, text, and symbol by emulating medieval European illuminated manuscripts, in which they mingled and conversed with one another. I worked ...
  • Untitled 

    Marnauzs, Helena (2017)
    I play with numerous themes in my collection of work: Gender, non-binary identity, queerness, desirability politics, reclaiming image with “Selfies”… The 16 pieces in the series: Hollister Boy, Femme in Lingerie, Queer ...
  • Photographic Memory : An Exploration of Family and Remembrance in Acrylic Paint 

    Gleason, Samantha (2017)
    Photographic Memory is a series that progressed upon the concept of reimagining photographs from my childhood. Over the course of the series, I pushed the work to visually represent the way I wanted memories to feel: ...
  • Expansions 

    Stoppel, Petra (2017)
    In this essay I discuss the influences in my life that led me to focus on portrayals of masculinity for my SIP. The process of creating the body of work with acrylic on canvas is examined through the narrative story of my ...
  • Untitled 

    Malavika, Rao (2017)
    The objective of this project is to explore and acknowledge my different selves. These paintings are performances of the self; they each showcase a way in which I perform my identity. The word performance, perhaps suggests ...
  • Recalling Nonexistent Memories, Becoming Friends with the Dead 

    Lawson, Madeline (2017)
    This collection of cyanotypes, family photos, and block prints are a visual representation to a connection formed, and a trip retraced 64 years later. Through retracing a trip detailed in a distant family member diary ...
  • Untitled 

    Levine, Kelsi (2017)
    This project was meant to be an exploration of a fabricated and foreign religion. The fabricated religion was to be explored through immersing the viewer into an environment that presented otherworldly deities in a somewhat ...
  • Untitled 

    Gill, Kelan (2017)
    A collection of paintings created in hopes of providing an avenue to make art more accessible for the everyperson. Artworks inspired by mental illness, the ramifications of substance abuse, cultural displacement, and a ...
  • Untitled 

    Xu, Jie (2017)
    The objective of my SIP was to explore the different ways that context and meaning are implemented into a work of art. What I hoped to achieve from conscious integration of meaning was to change my approach to art from ...