Tyra Maria Trono is a filipina artist based in Montreal. Her 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 her culture 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. Their mandate is to exhibit the richness and diversity represented by emerging POC artists through the medium of analog photography.


2017-Present - Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Concordia University

2016 - Diplôme d'études collégiales in Communications, Media, and Studio Arts, Vanier College

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019  ArtJam Montreal vol.28, NOMAD Life, Montreal

2019  immiGRANDS, BAnQ Vieux Montreal, Montreal

2019  Contre-Sens, Gallery 2112, Montreal

2018  For the Sake of Analog (Second edition), Ctrllab Art House and Gallery, Montreal

2018  For the Sake of Analog (First edition), Espace Pop, Montreal

2017  Femmes Cachées, Livart, Montreal

Curatorial Work

2020  As to be Told, Gallery Luz, Art Matters (Postponed due to Covid-19)

2019  Spotlight on Concordia Fine Arts, Agora Hydro-Québec du Coeur des sciences de l’UQAM, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

2019  For The Sake of Analog, Third Edition, Gallery Parfois (Part of Mural Festival programming)

Film screening

2016  Vanier Video Festival, Vanier College, Montreal

Selected Grants and Awards

2020  The Fine Arts Student Alliance (FASA), Special Project Grant, Concordia University

2020  Concordia Council on Student life (CCSL), Special Project Funding, Concordia University

2019  The Fine Arts Student Alliance (FASA), Large Special Project Grant, Concordia University

2019  Concordia Student Union (CSU), Large Project, Concordia University

2018  The Fine Arts Student Alliance (FASA) Grant, Special Project Grant, Concordia University

2014  Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal (Bronze)

Publication and Press

Underdog Address Book 2020

BFA Show 2020, Student Submissions, Serving The People

L’étendue de la médiation: la reconnaissance des pratiques individuelles

Spotlight on Tyra Maria Trono, The Concordian, 2020

“Spotlight on Concordia Fine Arts at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema”, Calvin Cashen, The Concordian, 2019

"Local Collective For the Sake of Analog Presents Show During MURAL Festival", Lazaros Kalipolidis, The Link, 2019

"For the Sake of Painting and Photography", Chloё Lalonde, The Concordian, 2019

Related experience

2020-Present - Outreach Coordinator, The VAV Gallery, Concordia University

2019-Present - Visitor’s Experience Team, Fondation Phi pour l'Art Contemporain, Montreal

2019-2020 - Exhibition Faciliator, Art Matters, Concordia University

2019 - Coordinator for Studio Arts, Spotlight on Concordia, FNC, Montreal

2018-Present - Photo Lab Technician, Photo St-Denis, Montreal

2017-Present - Co-founder/Curator, For The Sake of Analog, Montreal

2017-2019 - Photographer, Never Was Average, Montreal

2019 - Photographer, Technoculture, Art and Games Research Centre, Concordia University

2018 - Photographer, Moonshine in collaboration with Boiler Room (NYC), Montreal

2017-2018 - Photo Journalist, Éklectik Média, Montreal


2020-Present - POP Mentorship Program 2020

2020-Present - VP of Membership, Filipino Organization of Concordia University Students, Concordia University