Mychael Barratt was born in Toronto and studied at the Symposium School of Art in Winnipeg and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. He moved to London in 1984 and studied etching at Central St Martins School of Art and has been working in the UK ever since as a hugely successful printmaker. He has exhibited widely over the years and is a member of both the Greenwich Printmakers Association and the South Bank Printmakers Association. He is the author of ‘Intaglio Printmaking’ published by A&C Black and one of his etchings appears on the cover of the Encyclopaedia of Printmaking Techniques published by Headline.
In 1991 he became a commissioned artist for Liberty of Regent Street where his series of Shakespeare prints were the inspiration for a storewide show for which he also did the window display. His success as a printmaker continues and he has recently been commissioned to paint a mural on a building in the Mile End Road in East London. The street has been dubbed ‘High Street 2012’ in honour of its proximity and important to the 2012 Olympics.