Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“a little fun on a gloomy day”


What more can I say about this one….except for the fact that I wanted to have some fun!

As a man who was once a boy, and one who grew up in the snowy part of the country, I, like just about every boy who grew up the same, have tried this once or twice in our life time!

I made this piece to represent me as that young boy who, with nothing better to do but try to have, ” a little fun on a glum day! “. I chose the syllabic spelling for my name because, had I known how to spell my name that way back then, that is the way I would have done it!

Michael Massie

Michael Massie


Inuit, Métis

Happy Valley - Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

(1962- )

Massie’s work is a reflection of his mixed Inuit, Métis and Scottish heritage. In it, he investigates both traditional and contemporary themes. He has achieved renown for his innovative teapots that combine themes and symbols from his native Inuit culture with European traditions. Massie has been twice short-listed for the coveted Prix Saidye Bronfman and has an extensive international reputation. His work has been shown in North America and Europe, including the National Gallery of Canada. He was elected a member of Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2011.