Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

“look… over there”


In my work, the two main themes are expression and movement — this has always been so in my stone work, but I notice that it seems to be true for my work in metal also. The movement in the stone itself tells me, for example, which way to have wings go and how to position the head. The colour of the stone too can be very exciting and this often helps with the overall finish.

Here the owl has been startled and is looking in the direction of the commotion

—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.