Massie, CM, RCA

Photo: Michael Massie
Massie, CM, RCA


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

Artistic Community:

Kippens, NL



Date of Birth:

Artists may have multiple birth years listed as a result of when and where they were born. For example, an artist born in the early twentieth century in a camp outside of a community centre may not know/have known their exact date of birth and identified different years.

September 28 1962



Michael Massie is a mixed-media artist based out of Kippens, NL. Massie’s pieces are often comical and related to his personal life, frequently featuring witty titles. Massie is most well recognized for his silver teapots. His work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally and is held in major public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada. 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
30 Artists to Know: Sandra Hollett Fall 2017 Michael Massie
The challenges of photographing another artist's work April 24, 2017 Sue Carter
The Indigenization of the Transcultural Teacup in Colonial Canada 2017 Madeline Rose Knickerbocker and Lisa Truong


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Sakkijâjuk: Inuit Fine Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut Dec 2016 - Jan 2017 The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery
Canadian Craft Biennial 2017 Art Gallery of Burlington
50 @ 50 Celebration in Metal and Stone Oct - Nov 2012 Spirit Wrestler Gallery


View All Achievements and Details
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