Born in 1973, Berk received a BFA from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, in 1997, and an M.F.A. from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1999. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Frye Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Lawrimore Project, the Lee Center, and Howard House in Seattle; INOVA in Milwaukee, cherrydelosreyes in Los Angeles, and the Bellevue Art Museum. His work has been included in shows at Galleri Erik Steen in Oslo, Edward Cella in Los Angeles, d.u.m.b.o. Arts Center in Brooklyn, Tacoma Art Museum, Marylhurst University in Portland, and California State University, Long Beach. Berk has been honored with grants and awards by the Seattle Art Commission, Artist Trust, and 4Culture and was the recipient of the 2010 Arts Innovator Award and the 2013 Betty Bowen Award. His work has been published in Art in America, Art Ltd., LA Times, Modern Painters, The Seattle Times, The Seattle Post Intelligencer, The Stranger, and Seattle Weekly, and has been acquired by such public collections as the Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Frye Art Museum, University of Washington, City of Seattle, King County, Amgen Corporation, and the United States Department of Navy. Berk lives and works in Seattle.