Ghitta Caiserman-Roth was born in Montreal. As a child, she painted under the guidance of Alexandre Bercovitch, achieving an Honourable Mention at the Art Association of Montreal Spring Exhibition at age 11. She was an art critic for the CBC and lectured extensively in Canada and the United States. In 2000, she received the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.
Her numerous awards include the Canadian Centennial Medal; Canada Council Senior Fellowship; Canada Council Purchase Awards; several Hadassah Art Auction awards; the 1975 Purchase Prize and Best Graphic Image Awards of the Ontario Society of Artists; a purchase award from the Art Gallery of Brandt, Brantford, Ontario; the Ninth Annual Award for the Arts, I.J. Segal Fund; and the Monsanto Certificate of Merit, Living Nature 86 prize.