Kermit Berg earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from the University of Indianapolis, studied Graphic Design in the Graduate Program of Indiana University, and Digital Arts at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.
After numerous U.S. showings, Berg moved to Berlin and exhibited there. In1997 the Stadtmuseum Berlin (City Museum of Berlin) acquired and exhibited a folio of 12 digitally montaged Iris Prints documenting Berlin. After receiving exposure in Berlin and through gallery exhibitions in Chicago, Berg moved to the metropolitan New York area in 2002. He has been represented by Lyons Wier Gallery in New York since 2004, and by Flatfile Galleries in Chicago since 2005. In 2008, the artist relocated his main studio to San Francisco with studio facilities also in Berlin.
In 2007 Berg exhibited in three solo venues: the Stadtmuseum Berlin (his first solo museum show), the New York Transit Museum, and at Flatfile Galleries in Chicago. In 2008, the suite “Economic Miracle” was first presented in Washington, DC, at Gallery plan b during FotoweekDC. Then in 2009, Lyons Wier Gallery presented the solo exhibition “Nuclear Family: Wohlstandstraum”.
As described by Laura Gilbert, “Kermit Berg’s light creates a separate, emotionally remote place. His photographs depict natural light streaming into what might be termed contemporary urban cathedrals.”