M.E. Sparks is based in Vancouver, BC and received her MFA from Emily Carr University and BFA from NSCAD University. She was a finalist in the 2016 RBC Painting Competition and the recipient of the 2016 Nancy Petry Award.  Sparks was recently an artist in residence at Arteles Centre (Finland) and GlogauAIR (Berlin) and is currently a finalist in the 2017 RBC Painting Competition.  Special thanks to BC Arts Council, Arts Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Talent Trust for their support.