Originating from Hong Kong and residing in New Zealand, Berst is a graffiti artist, educator, and researcher based in Auckland. Berst locates his work in the graffiti art movement and features a combination of traditional and contemporary typographic based influences. Working predominantly outdoors he creates large scale abstract graffiti pieces and incorporates both his worlds of education and urban art into his innovative teaching program at Unitec Institute of Technology. Alongside his graffiti practice, Berst creates illustrative work in the studio setting which overlaps into the Post-Graffiti Pacific paradigm. This body of work explores local mythologies, symbolisms, global visual culture, and themes with a greater socio-cultural emphasis. His educational accomplishments include a Bachelor of Design, Post Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching, Post Graduate Diploma in Education, Masters of Education, and he is currently in his final year of his PhD in Education.