This collection includes Senior Integrated Projects (SIPs, formerly known as Senior Individualized Projects) completed in the Art and Art History Department. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff. If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email us at to request access to a SIP.

Recent Submissions

  • Conformation : an Exploration in Shape, Surface, and Form 

    DelToro, Mattie (2020-06-01)
    In creating small collections of vessels through shape and texture, I hoped to make the connection of surface and form clearer to the viewer. As sometimes the body of a form can be lost in the attention to details of ...
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    Ramirez Quinones, Elionai (2020-06-01)
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    Greenstone, Miles (2020-06-01)
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    Zhang, Chi (2020-06-01)
    This project served as an exploration into the enigma that is memory and emotion. While my initial goal was to characterize what memory and emotion can be visualized as in the physical plane, it became a very personal and ...
  • Perverted Spaces 

    Andrews, Georgie (2020-06-01)
    Perverted Spaces began as an investigation of white privilege but evolved into a project of awareness of one’s own whiteness, and the social impact of this whiteness. Through trial and error, reading, researching, and ...
  • Together 

    Merritt, Noah (2021-06-01)
    “Together” represents human and non-human togetherness as it is perceived by myself, a biology major and a prospective ecologist. My deep appreciation of this togetherness prevents me from succumbing to the despair that ...
  • the everyday feminine 

    Ward, Claire (2021-06-01)
    the everyday feminine works to reframe the way femininity is portrayed in photography, rejecting the use of the male gaze to present the raw, natural, and real side to feminine identity. Photographing my roommates as we ...
  • Food Stories 

    Henning, Maeve (2021-06-01)
    The artist describes this collection of ceramicware as “exploring the aspects of storytelling, land, and connections that arise from foodways. I personally define ‘foodways’ as the growing, harvesting, cooking, decomposing ...
  • Dominic's Odyssey of Hell 

    Moore, Dominic (2021-06-01)
    The main objective of my Senior Individualized Project Odyssey of Hell was to create a hellscape that was used to be a narrative journey of my moral and beliefs. Using the nine circles of hell from Dante Alighieri’s poem ...
  • To Be : an Exploration of Vulnerability and Our Connections 

    Pastor, Angela (2021-06-01)
    Human interaction and connection are essential to our survival, yet we all carry our unique perspectives. People are interconnected in many ways that go unnoticed. We impact each other's lives one way or another. Inspired ...
  • Position of Impermanence 

    McLaughlin, Isabel (2021-06-01)
    Positions of Impermanence is a private and public celebration of transformation. Positions spans many mediums, locations, and interactions and explores how we move through destructive transitions. I knew social engagement ...
  • The ReConstruction of Pilsen 

    Delgado, Andres (2021-06-01)
    This is a photography SIP about the gentrification in a neighborhood of Chicago called Pilsen. In this project, I will be showcasing before and after images of the gentrification in Pilsen. There are twelve prints; six of ...
  • Engaging with Participatory Culture in Art Institution’s Digital Additions of Web Presences 

    Clark, Hannah L. (2021-03-01)
    Participatory culture is a modern theory on culture changes that emerged in the 21st century following the internet boom and the development of Web 2.0, which is primarily social media platforms. It is a developing culture ...
  • Black American Artists, Art, and Exhibitions and the White Art World in the 1920s and 30s 

    Mahone, Malikah Q. (2017)
    This research will focus on the writings of twentieth century black scholars, W.E.B Du Bois and Alaine Locke, who shaped the movement for the “New Negro” artist and placed Harlem as the center for the Negro Renaissance. ...
  • Where Icons Tread 

    Ickes, Austin (2019)
    How do we personally address that which makes us uncomfortable? In a world leering at us from all angles, it can be difficult not to feel as if one is subjected to the gaze or whims of factors far beyond the individual ...
  • Chthonic : Portraits of the Underworld 

    Koronkieiwcz, Amber (2019)
    My project was an exploration of myself, focusing on negative emotions. I did this through using the lenses of the rivers of the Greek Underworld. I painted five self portraits that each displayed a negative emotion ...
  • Drawing the Line : An Introspective Look on Personal Identity 

    Esler, Amanda (2019)
    In this essay I examine the interconnecting factors that come together to form my perception of my identity. The entire concept of my SIP, 「線を引く」or in English, Drawing the Line came about upon returning from study abroad ...
  • Body Language: Investigations in Anatomy through Idiomatic Language 

    Prophit, Maren (2019)
    My main objective in this project was to observe and explore the treatment of the human body through idiomatic language. Having developed perspectives in both the sciences and the fine arts, my own interests in the human ...
  • Toward Wholeness in Education 

    Herman Hilker, Kaiya Noelle (2019)
    In the beginning stages of this project I knew I was interested in learning more about Waldorf Education and exploring a Senior Individualized Project that would help launch me into my life after graduation. As I started ...
  • In Review 

    Patton, J. Caleb (2019)
    My Senior Individualized Project (SIP) is a collection of oil paintings entitled "In Review.” The paintings are representational abstractions, translating various facets of my time as a college student into simple colors ...

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