B Wijshijer is a research-based artist working within digital media and video installation. Wijshijer utilizes online trends and subcultures to deconstruct mediated intimacies and personas on digital platforms. Informed by acceleration aesthetics, their work plays with excess and artifice to interrogate the ways in which late capitalism affects our digital lives. Wijshijer received their BFA in Printmaking from OCAD University in 2017 and an MFA from the University of Waterloo in 2020.
2018-2020 Master of Fine Art, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
2018-2019 Fundamentals of University Teaching Certificate, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
2013-2017 Bachelor of Fine Art, Major Printmaking, OCAD University, Toronto, ON
2020 MFA Thesis Show, UWAG. Waterloo, ON
2019 Fruit Platter Mukbang, Student Art Innovation Lab, Waterloo, ON
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019-2020 Invisible Footprints: Life to Art, Toronto Media Arts Centre. Toronto, ON
2019 CONNECTION_FOUND., Feelspace. URL: feelspace.cargo.site
2019 Hot Girl Summer, The Artery. Waterloo, ON
2019 Soirée de Performances, La Centrale galerie Powerhouse. Montreal, QC
2019 Supermarket 2019, Slakthusområdet. Stockholm, Sweden
2018 GIFC 2018, L’INCONNUE. Montreal, QC
2018 Selfies, Bump Television.
2018 Le Petit Déjeuner, The Artery. Waterloo, ON
2018 Entanglement, Roundtable Residency. Toronto, ON
2018 RECAP, Vuco Artscpace. Toronto, ON
2017 Halo-Halo, 187. 187 Augusta Ave., Toronto, ON
2017 The Women’s Kit Regeneration. Ada Slaight Gallery, OCAD University, ON
2017 That Would Be Fine Too. Ryerson Artspace at the Gladstone, Toronto, ON
2017 VUCO No. 1. Vuco Artspace. Toronto, ON
2017 Emerging Artist Wall. Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke, ON
2017 GradEx 102. OCAD University, ON
2017 No-Sto. Daniels Spectrum, Toronto, ON
2017 In Negative Space. Ada Slaight Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto, ON
2017 Art Toronto, OCAD Booth. Metro Convention Centre, Toronto, ON
2017 Northern Contemporary Print Expo. 1266 Queen St. W. Toronto, ON
2016 32ndAnnual Book Arts Fair. OCAD University, ON
2016 Queen Street West Art Crawl. Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto, ON
2019 Keith and Win Shantz Fellowship Scholarship
2017 Open Studio Prize
2015 OCADU Printmaking Scholarship
2014 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
2013 OCADU Painting & Drawing Direct Entry Scholarship
2019-20 Invisible Footprints 0.3, ACAS. Toronto, ON
2019 /Working Through the Body/ With the Body/, Residency with Bojana Videkanic and Claudia Bernal, La Centrale galerie Powerhouse. Montreal, QC
2018 Roundtable Residency, The Dragon Academy. Toronto, ON
2017 OCADU X RYERSON Art Camp 2017. Toronto, ON
2018-20 Mentor for Graduating Studio Arts Undergrads. University of Waterloo
2020 Video Director, CrySP, Waterloo, ON
2019 Gallery Assistant, UWAG, Waterloo, ON
2019 Artist Assistant for !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Berlin, Germany
2018-19 University of Waterloo: Mentor for Graduating Studio Arts Undergrads
2019 University of Waterloo: First Year Fine Art Teaching Instructor
2018 University of Waterloo: First Year Fine Art Teaching Assistant
2015-16 Younger than Beyoncé Gallery: Gallery Attendant/ Gallery Assistant
2018 ‘Roundtable Residency 2013–2018.’ Roundtable Residency publication.
2018 ‘Becca Wijshijer, I Know You; I See You, I Hear You, You Post All the Time.’ Laura Demers
2017 ‘The Women’s Kit Regeneration – Review.’ James Knott.
2017 ‘The Women’s Kit is Brought Back to Life Through Digitization Project & Exhibit.’ She Does the City.
2017 ‘On Intentional Disruption in Viewing.’ James Knott.
2017 ‘Becca Wijshijer’s ‘Hides: Love and Redemption’.’ Juilee Raje, The Violet Cube.