Hollow Turned Manitoba Maple Burl Vessel by Michael Hosaluk
Michael Hosaluk is recognized internationally and in Canada as one of the world's most creative wood "turners". Born in 1954, in Invernay, Saskatchewan, Hosaluk is self-taught. Beautiful Piece. One of a kind. Absolutely Museum Quality.Circa 1986 Signed MH86 on Bottom 13" W x 10" H x 2.5" Base.
Hosaluk's 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. Hosaluk's work has been exhibited throughout Canada, 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, China; Idemitsu Corporation, Tokyo; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Detroit Institute of Arts; Yale University Art Gallery; Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Royal Ontario Museum.
He has lectured and demonstrated extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, France, Norway and Israel. In 2003, he participated in the French Association of Turned Wood's conference Artistic Woodturning Worldwide in Puy St. Martin, France. Hosaluk has also been the coordinator of the biennial International Wood Furniture/Turning Conference since 1982.
Hosaluk is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and earlier this year became an Honourary Lifetime Member of the Saskatchewan Crafts Council. He is active on the Steering Committee of the Furniture Society of North America, and is on its Advisory Board.