Mickael Broth

Founder, Welcoming Walls

Mickael Broth

Mickael Broth is a Richmond-based artist, muralist, and writer. Broth is also the founder of Welcoming Walls, a project dedicated to bring large-scale public art to the highways and gateways of Richmond Virginia in an effort to boost civic pride, tourism, and the city’s reputation as a capital.

Broth was awarded a VMFA professional fellowship in 2008 for his gallery work and has painted numerous murals throughout Virginia and the United States over the past decade. Broth has been an active member of the community, working with youth art groups through Art 180 and Petersburg Area Art League, as well as leading groups of volunteers in conjunction with HandsOn Greater Richmond, in addition to contributing work to multiple non-profit organizations.

Broth came to Richmond in 2001 with the intention of painting graffiti as much as possible. His involvement in vandalism was halted abruptly with his arrest in 2004 and subsequent ten-month jail term for his crimes. In 2013, he published a three part memoir detailing his experiences in jail called, Gated Community: Graffiti and Incarceration.

In 2015, Broth was a Tom Tom Artist in Residence, painting an active Charlottesville City Transit (CAT) bus and a 240′ long mural on Garrett Street. In 2016, Mickael is painting a large mural at Charlottesville Sanitary Supply on E High St.

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