Born in Baltimore in 1953, Sandra Meigs studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (B.F.A. 1975) and Dalhousie University (M.A. 1980). She has lived and worked in Canada since 1973. Meigs has a rich exhibition history with multiple supporting publications from public galleries including the Museum of Modern Art of Bologna, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Power Plant in Toronto. In 2015, Meigs received the Gershon Iskowitz Prize. This honor was followed by a major exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2017. Meigs' artworks are held in private, corporate and public collections including the National Gallery of Canada.