John Massey

1950 -


John Massey spent one year at Trent University in Peterborough and then went on to complete his studies at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. During the early 1980s, he gained a national and international reputation for his artwork and since then his work has been seen in major exhibitions in Germany, the United States, France, Australia as well as in Canada. 

At times in his career he could be described as a sculptor, an installation artist, or a film-maker.  During the last decade he has been increasingly interested in the nature of photography, its reference to the real world and its potential to alter real-life perceptions. Massey combines conventional photography with computer manipulation. 

John Massey

Birth name

John Massey


Born in Toronto, Ontario, 06 July 1950




I?ve been one of the people who embraced digital photography (0 min 51 sec)

The importance of Modernism (0 min 37 sec)

Enclosed Spaces: Room 202 (0 min 40 sec)

Room 202: Model (1 min 38 sec)

The House that Jack Built (1 min 49 sec)

Transformations of Space (1 min 14 sec)

From Dawn?s Early Light Until Twilight?s Last Gleaming (1 min 11 sec)

The Jack Photographs: A Vanitas Project (2 min 30 sec)

Modern Waiting Area: An architectural interior (1 min 26 sec)

Phantoms of the Modern (1 min 9 sec)


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