Mychael Barratt was born in Toronto, Canada and has been living and working in the UK since 1984. He is a painter and printmaker whose detailed work is often as narrative as it is visual. His work is steeped in imagery relating to art history, literature, theatre and everything else that overfills his bookshelves.
He was an artist in residence for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre throughout Mark Rylance’s reign as Artistic Director. In 2011, just prior to the 2012 Summer Olympics, he was commissioned to paint a large-scale mural on T. V. Edwards Solicitor’s building on the Mile End Road. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and in 2013 was elected President. His work is held in many collections including the Ashmolean Museum, V&A Museum, the British Library and the Jiangsu Museum of Contemporary Art.