YPDaily: Ivy Rotchin

Ivy Rotchin is a contemporary artist based out of Montreal, Quebec, specializing in painting and drawing. She is fixated by the beauty, complexity, and mystery of the human body, and influenced by the inner-workings of the fashion industry; her work has been featured in solo exhibitions, group shows, on Vogue.it and Playboy Plus…

Elevator Pitch: Describe your job in a nutshell.
Being an artist, my work is a reflection of my daily inspirations. I work in various capacities in the fashion industry and translate these experiences onto my canvas. I attempt to exploit the contrasting emotions evoked by my subject’s sexuality including the beauty and imperfections that ultimately translate into an unsettling dichotomy that simultaneously disturbs and captivates the audience.

Why did you start working at your company? What was the inspiration for this career route?
I have always had a passion for creative expression. There has always been a burning desire within me to create and I couldn’t see myself doing anything else.

What is the best part of what you do on a day-to-day basis? The most challenging part?
The unknown. Creating art on a daily basis means that no day is ever the same. I relish the fact that when I start with my blank canvas, anything is possible.


Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Doing what I do, meeting new people and creating new relationships.

What does success look like to you?
Success is knowing that my work has helped guide someone else’s inner artist. When others connect with my work, I’ve achieved my goal.

What is the most memorable milestone in your career?
Being featured on Vogue.it. As an avid subscriber to Vogue, to see them feature my work was definitely an important moment for me. 


Do you have any advice for other young professionals?
If you love what you’re doing, don’t give up! That is the most important!

Do you support any charities? If so, which one(s) and why is that important to you?
The MS Society of Canada, because I have had personal relationships that were affected by this disease and I believe that we are closer than ever to finding a cure.

What to you is notable?
Someone who is not shy to express themselves. I also think it’s notable when one perseveres and follows their dreams to do what they love.

Blackberry, iPhone, Android, or Other?
iPhone 5 – I find it very handy for my work.

Bottom photo:
Paint: Ivy Rotchin
Photographer: Brian Ypperciel
Model: Marine Reed-Brissonnet