My last Review Board was like a solo gallery show for me. It was a chance to show projects that didn’t happen in one class, in one semester, but gathered from all of my interests and took time.

-Sephora Bergiste, BFA

I love concepts and long-term projects. I love planning. My last Review Board was like a solo gallery show for me. It was a chance to show projects that didn’t happen in one class, in one semester, but gathered from all of my interests and took time. I like to invite faculty that know me and my work. That have seen it develop over time. My work draws on printmaking, papermaking, and bookmaking and depends on large, time-consuming series. For instance, the project I’m working on now will require 1440 hand-made sheets of paper. My work requires the viewer to spend time with it.

My board allowed me to present my work as it needs to be seen. It allowed for an in-depth conversation with my mentors. And the feedback I received confirmed and affirmed my direction.

When I left that Board I was very proud of the work I’d made. I felt like I could truly claim the title of an artist.

-Sephora Bergiste, BFA