M.E. Sparks works with painting to question conditions of pictorial representation and language, object-hood, observation, and medium specificity. Her work draws from a collection of sources, including found objects and images, dreams, night, the still life and painting's history.
M.E. was a finalist in the 2016 RBC Painting Competition and has exhibited her work within Canada, including Art Mûr (Montreal), The Power Plant (Toronto), Franc Gallery (Vancouver), Elissa Cristall Gallery (Vancouver) and Access Gallery (Vancouver). As the 2016 recipient of the Nancy Petry Award she is currently attending artist residencies in Germany and Finland.
M.E. received a Master of Applied Arts from Emily Carr University and is based in Vancouver, BC.
Special thanks to Nova Scotia Talent Trust, Arts Nova Scotia and BC Arts Council for their support.