Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“the first catch of the day”


This piece speaks for itself. I am working more figuratively these days as I am very interested in understanding the form. I have him sitting on his legs fishing — and I chose the lake trout as I have caught many of these before and they have always tasted great! Here he knows that it is going to be a good day, because he has caught a nice big one from the start.

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.