Sylvia Tait studied for four years at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts under Arthur Lismer, Jacques de Tonnancoeur, and Eldon Grier.
She received three scholarships, Top Student Award and Honour Diploma. Since the 1950's she has exhibited across Canada, in Mexico, and Ecuador in solo and group shows. Sylvia Tait has been represented by the Bau-Xi Gallery since 1977. Her paintings are in corporate and public collections in Europe, USA, Canada, South America and Asia. Selected collections include Musee de l'Art Contemporaine,Quebec; Vancouver Art Gallery, BC; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba; the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and the Canada Council Art Bank. Sylvia Tait recently won the competition for the new Aquatic Center in West Vancouver, BC. "AquaScapes" is an art piece of enormous proportions.
Sylvia Tait's next solo exhibition will be held March 2013 at Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto.