She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a B.A. in 1946. She worked for the WPA at Hull House. She taught etching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1947 to 1979. She influenced the Chicago Imagists group.
- 1995 "The Unquiet Eye: Vera Berdich, A Retrospective." Chicago Cultural Center
- 2008 "Twilight Shadows", Printworks Gallery
- 2010 "Chicago Stories: Prints and H. C. Westermann—See America First", The Art Institute of Chicago
- 2010 "On & Of Paper: Selections from the Illinois State Museum Collection", Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery