Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“what? where?”


Always keeping in mind the stone original shape, which I try to use as much as possible. Here I could see an Owl and it has its head tucked down. What came to mind while working on it was it looks as if someone has said “there it is!” — and from that he looks down to see what it is they are talking about.

—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.