M.E. Sparks received her MFA from Emily Carr University and BFA from NSCAD University. She was a finalist in the 18th Annual RBC Painting Competition and the 2016 recipient of the Nancy Petry Award.  Sparks was a recent artist in residence at Arteles Centre (Finland) and GlogauAIR (Berlin) and is currently a finalist in the 19th Annual RBC Painting Competition. She is based in Vancouver, BC. Special thanks to the Nancy Petry Foundation, BC Arts Council and Arts Nova Scotia for their support.