Michael Hosaluk is internationally recognized as one of the world's most creative woodworkers. Born in 1954 in Invermay, Saskatchewan, Michael is self-taught. His work covers a wide range of objects and materials including functional vessels, furniture and sculptural pieces. His work is humorous and elegant, possesses character and gesture and is full of reference to architecture, nature and culture. Michael's work has been exhibited throughout Canada, and in Europe, China, Japan, Australia and the United States. Hosaluk's pieces can be found in the permanent collections of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace; Zhao Xiu, Governor of Jilin Province, Republic of China; Idemitsu Corporation, Tokyo; Museum of Civilization, Ottawa; Los Angeles County Art Museum; Detroit Museum of Art; Yale University Art Gallery; Minneapolis Museum of Art and the Royal Ontario Museum among many others. He has lectured and demonstrated extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, France, Norway and Israel. In 2005 Michael won the Museum of Civilization's 'Saidye Bronfman Award'- one of Canada's most prestigious visual arts prizes. Michael lives and has a studio just outside of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.