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 recipient of the 2016 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 Canada Council for the Arts and BC Arts Council for their support.