Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“always last”


Aaaaaahh…….. High school. I can remember it well. Sports…not my best subject! Being quite small and skinny and usually all thumbs or two left feet, I was ” always last ” in the picking of teams! Usually in the out-field - or the furthest from the action - or on the bench. It was all good, because I usually wasn’t into the sport anyway and daydreaming on the floor was quite common! Seemed to have worked out for me so far!

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.