Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“agitated owl”


Unlike the “adjutant bird”, titling this one was much easier. I came up with this title not just because of the way it looks — with its bowed head and eyes that look up at you — but by the way I was feeling at the time. Often the titles are the last thing I have to do before I can pack them in the box and send them on their way … and you always want everything to be right!

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.