The name ‘Trias’ is derived from the Greek number for three, representing the relationship between the artist, the dealer, and the collector.
Trias Gallery started in 1998 as a partnership between Indira Roy Choudhury and Doris Gillick. Indira holds a Honours Art & Art History Degree from the University of Toronto (1991) and an Education Degree from Queen’s (1994). Though Trias was situated at the ‘Art at 80’ building in Toronto, she has lived in Oakville with her husband, John, and son, Connor, for the past 20 years. In 2006, Doris retired, but she remains very supportive of the gallery and the two stay in contact.
All the while, Indira has developed a reputation for professionalism, trust, and integrity. The gallery mirrors these ideals with its membership with the Art Dealers Association of Canada.
Never an advocate of the hard-sell, Indira excels at pinpointing her clients’ need and sourcing for them the right piece. Clients also have the option to take art work on approval to consider in their home or office space with the added option of free delivery in the GTA and no obligation to purchase. Indira prides herself on making her gallery a welcoming place where the journey of finding the ‘right’ piece should be as enjoyable as finally making the acquisition.
While in Toronto, Trias Gallery, through the generosity of its artists, donated artwork to many charities and fundraisers, including: St. Joseph’s Hospital, the Children’s Aid Foundation and the Varley Gallery in Unionville. The gallery moved to it’s present location in Bronte Harbour in 2013. The spirit of philanthropy continues in Oakville with art donations to assist the Oakville Hospital Foundation, The Lions Foundation, The Darling Home and many others. Indira is eager to create ties with local businesses and charitable causes to help promote Canadian Art in Oakville.
Beyond staging successful exhibitions at the gallery space, Trias Gallery was featured at the Toronto International Art Fair / Art Toronto for 8 years. Many may also remember the Art presentations that would appear on the movie screens of the old Cumberland Theatre in Yorkville that ran through Trias for 5 years. The work by the gallery artists also featured prominently in the first X-Men movie throughout scenes featuring Professor Xavier’s School, filmed in Toronto’s Casa Loma.
From bronze and Inuit carving to contemporary and traditional paintings, Trias Gallery has a wide range of original work available.