Ivyy Chen is a London-based #animation filmmaker and #illustrator.


Born in a small town in Southern Taiwan and went abroad to study at the multicultural wonderland of the UK at a young age, Ivyy loves observing the surroundings from a distance, keeping an ear out for any interesting conversations in a cafe or restaurant.

Drawn by her own experiences, she explores the intricate tapestry of human emotions through her unique use of emotive colours and everyday objects, particularly Chairs.

In the past, she has worked for clients including NHS, Greenpeace, WaterAid, Opéra National de Paris and the Wellcome Trust. Her self-initiated film isle of Chair has been selected by several international festivals and won the Animasian Award at Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival 2020. Her latest animated documentary Learning Disabilities in Primary Care won the Best Animated Documentaries in London International Animation Festival 2022.

selected events

Artist, Reel Asian Film Festival, WeeAsian workshop, Canada 2023
Guest Lecturer at Ontario College of Art and Design, Canada, 2023
Artist Talk at Toronto Animated Image Society, Canada, 2023
Guest Lecturer at Central Saint Martin, BA GCD, UK 2023
Artist Talk at MOVE Summit, UK 2023
Artist Talk at Tainan Second Senior High School, Taiwan 2022