Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)



I was watching a movie a few weeks ago in which there was a family who, when asked a question or having had a remark made to them, they would invariably respond with: “whaaaaat” — It was very funny. Because of the original stone shape I was able to have this same expression added to the piece.

—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.