Yury Dyshlenko

Born: 1936, Novosibirsk
Died: 1995, New York

Painter, theatrical, cinema and book designer, teacher. Born in the family of teachers Ivan Dyshlenko and Nadezhda Povidaiko in Novosibirsk (1936). Graduated from Nikolai Akimov’s studio at the Leningrad Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinematography (1961). Worked as a film, theatrical and book designer. Lived and worked in Leningrad and New York (1989–95). Investigated the influence of various forms of information on the viewer in such series as Characters, Plot, Guidebook, Authenticity, Hello, Larry! and Thirty-Six Views from a Window onto Europe. Died in New York (1995). Contributed to exhibitions of unofficial art (from 1974), Abstraction in Russia: XX Century at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg (2001–02), Times of Change: Art in the Soviet Union (1960–85) at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg (2006) and a series of one-man shows curated by the Phyllis Kind Gallery in New York and Chicago (1988–95).

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