Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“monday morning blues”


For all those people who have jobs where you get the weekends off — this is for you. I remember the days when I had to get up on Monday morning… some were good, some were OK, and then there were the ones where I just didn’t want to get up and get on the go at all.

—Michael Massie

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.