Mickael Broth is a Richmond Virginia-based artist, muralist, and writer. Broth moved to Richmond in 2001 with the intention of painting as much graffiti as possible. Since, he has gone on to pursue a successful and active career in the arts. He was awarded a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship in 2008. He has painted nearly one hundred public murals throughout Richmond and the United States during the past five years in addition to helping curate multiple public art festivals. Mickael is the co-founder of Welcoming Walls, a project dedicated to bringing 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 of creativity.