Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“i know it’s here somewhere!”


“Owls are the most interesting bird to my way of thinking. Their flight is silent and their eyes are similar to humans — they blink, and their eye-lids move the same as ours do, making it more like a human in that regard.

“I like humor and expression and with this little guy I was looking for the expression of confusion and desperation: I saw this creature from the branch high atop a tree and know that he is on the ground down there…but can’t find 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.