Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“what was I thinking”


As he stands the test, he asks himself…” what was I thinking “…I wasn’t expecting this to happen. Now look at me!

Sometimes it’s best if we don’t try things we don’t quite understand because, for the most part, it doesn’t turn out for the best.


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.