Tyra Maria Trono is a filipinx artist based in
Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang/Montreal. Recently, graduated with distinction a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from Concordia University in 2021. Their work deals with personal themes such as individual identity and her direct social communities. It’s connected in a system of meaning that deals with the idea of the revival of childhood and the continual discovery of personal identity which encompasses the notion of their cultural heritage. Themes of nostalgia, autobiography, and identity are often explored in her photography.
In 2017, she founded a photo collective called For the Sake of Analog alongside Edson Niebla Rogil and John Mendoza. It has been a platform where artistic contributions that are presented to their collective, are evaluated by and for people whose identities belong to marginalized communities. The collective’s first mandate is to emphasize the diversity in the new generation of artists who are based in Montreal and that is by showcasing the richness that it holds. They aim to give opportunities to BIPOC artists whose work does not always conform to the aesthetic system that shapes the artistic landscape of the city. Those opportunities are thus looked at as an attempt to express a voice and to validate its existence amongst others.
2021 - Gallery and Studio Management, Anna Leonowens Gallery Certificate, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
2021 - Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts, major in Photography, with Distinction, Concordia University
2016 - Diplôme d'études collégiales in Communications, Media, and Studio Arts and
Certificate of Women Studies, Vanier College
CV available on demand