Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)
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“running through deep snow with his bow and arrow”

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Here the man is running through deep snow. I could picture myself hunting for partridges with my father when I was much younger. There were times I didn’t wear snowshoes and the walking through deep snow was a difficult task.

Michael Massie

Michael Massie

Michael Massie

RCA OC

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.