M.E. Sparks received her 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 2016 recipient of the Nancy Petry Award.  Sparks has been an artist in residence at Arteles Centre (Finland), GlogauAIR (Berlin) and I-A-M (Berlin). She is currently based in Vancouver, BC.
Special thanks to the Nancy Petry Foundation, BC Arts Council and Arts Nova Scotia for their support.