Massie, CM, RCA

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Massie, CM, RCA


bone, drawing, jewellry, metalwork, sculpture/carving, stone, wood

Artistic Community:

Kippens, NL

Date of Birth:

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Michael Massie, CM, RCA is a mixed-media artist based out of Kippens, NL, celebrated for his whimsical silver teapots and distinctive stone sculptures featuring various forms of inlay and embellishment. Massie’s pieces are often comical and related to his personal life, frequently featuring witty titles. His work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally and is held in major public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, ON, the Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto and the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba. In 2006 Massie’s first curated solo exhibition "Silver & Stone: The Art of Michael Massie" was held at The Rooms in St. John’s, NL. Massie was elected as a Member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2011 and as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2017.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
INUA Catalogue 2021
Inuit artists help others deal with isolation April 17, 2020 Evan Careen
Creepy-Crawlies IAF staff share their top works for a buggy spring: Michael Massie Spring 2018 Bryan Winters


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut Feb 16 - May 20, 2019 Mackenzie Art Gallery
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut May 26 - Oct 14, 2018 Winnipeg Art Gallery
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut Jun 17 - Sept 10, 2017 Art Gallery of Nova Scotia


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Achievement Year Organization
Member of the Order of Canada 2017 Governor General of Canada
Member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts 2011 Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
Included in the Arts Alive Video Archive 2008 Inuit Art Foundation

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Art Gallery of Guelph Guelph, ON, Canada
Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, ON, Canada
Heard Museum Phoenix, AZ, United States

Edit History

January 10, 2018 Updated by: Rebecca Gray
September 12, 2017 Created by: Inuit Art Foundation