Leo Saul Berk received a BFA from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, in 1997, and an MFA from the University of Washington in 1999. His work has been shown in a solo exhibition at the Bellevue Art Museum and in group exhibitions at the Frye Art Museum and the Henry Art Gallery, 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 2010 Artist Innovator recipient. His work has been published in Art in America, Art Ltd., Los Angeles 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 Tacoma Art Museum, University of Washington, City of Seattle, King County, Amgen Corporation in Seattle, and the United States Department of Navy.