M.E. Sparks holds an MFA from Emily Carr University and BFA from NSCAD University. She was a finalist in both the 19th and 18th Annual RBC Painting Competitions and the recipient of the 2016 Nancy Petry Award. M.E. is based in Vancouver, BC on unceded Indigenous land belonging to Coast Salish peoples. She currently works as Non-Regular Sessional Faculty at Emily Carr University.