Solo Exhibition l Paintings Without Words
3045 Granville Street, Vancouver
March 4-18, 2023
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Sylvia Tait is an established and celebrated Canadian painter and printmaker, born in Montreal. She studied for four years at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts under Arthur Lismer, Jacques de Tonnancoeur, and Eldon Grier. There, Tait received three scholarships, the Top Student Award and Honour Diploma.
Since the late 1950s, Tait has exhibited across North America in solo and group shows, and has been represented by Bau-Xi Gallery since 1977. Her paintings are in private, corporate and public collections in Germany, Switzerland, France, the USA, Mexico, Ecuador, UAE, Hong Kong, Japan, South Asia and Canada.
Selected collections include: Musée de l'Art Contemporaine, Quebec; Vancouver Art Gallery, BC; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba; the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; Gordon and Marion Smith Art Gallery; Canadian Music Centre, Toronto and Vancouver; Simon Fraser University, BC; UBC Collection; St. Paul’s, VGH, and Lions Gate Hospitals, BC; Burnaby Art Gallery, BC; West Vancouver Art Museum, BC; Provincial and City ART Collections; Royal Bank of Canada; Toronto Dominion Bank; Pan Pacific Developments; and the Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa.
Sylvia Tait won the international art competition for the new Aquatic Center in West Vancouver, BC with AquaScapes, an art piece of enormous proportions. She was also commissioned to create 900 banners for the City of Vancouver and the City of Richmond. Most recently, she was commissioned to create a limited edition fine art print for the West Vancouver Art Museum's Artist Editions Program, the proceeds of which will benefit the WVAM.
Sylvia Tait has lived and worked on Vancouver’s North Shore since 1968.