"Glitch Frog" MTO

MTO’s “Glitch Frog” was painted on the south-facing wall of the Oriental Theater in July of 2016, as a kick-off to the installation of what would become Black Cat Alley in September of that year. MTO, an artist well known throughout Europe, was invited by the Black Cat Alley team to create a large-scale, impactful piece that would become an icon in our city for years to come. Do we know why it’s a frog? Eh, it doesn’t matter… As MTO put it, “I’m just a French frog in Milwaukee.”

MTO is a French graffiti and street artist known for his politically-charged black-and-white portraits, located all across Europe and in the US. Between 2006 and 2013 he lived in Berlin; however, his current location is unknown. Like many graffiti and street artists, personal and background information is sparse. MTO painted the no iconic "Glitch Frog" in Milwaukee in July of 2016, marking one of the most significant moments in Milwaukee's street art legacy.