In 1962, Dyshlenko graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Theater, Music and Cinematography with a specialty in stage design and from The Leningrad Polytechnical Institute in 1958. At the Theater Institute, he studied with Nikolai Akimov, an eminent stage designer known for his willingness to discuss modern and contemporary Western art. Dyshlenko worked for a number of years as an illustrator, and then turned to painting in the early 1970s.
He adopted the practice of working in series and employed devices and visual images associated with advertising and other aspects of popular culture — the reproduction of a given motif and the use of slogans, product labels, and cartoons. Dyshlenko transformed his collage fragments, an act that disguised their original identities and resulted in objects that appeared familiar, yet confounded recognition. The artist used a projector to transfer these images to canvas, a practice that ran parallel to the working methods employed by the photorealists. Dyshlenko’s creative practice displayed other connections with photorealism as well. Perhaps most notable was the shared conviction that photographs are a site of perceptual uncertainty rather than sources of documentary truth.
The artist participated in important exhibitions of Leningrad nonconformist art at the Gaz Palace of Culture (1974), the Nevsky Palace of Culture (1975), and the Ordzhonikidze Palace of Culture (1976).
He was also in close contact with the Moscow Conceptualists, a group that conducted ongoing critiques of representational painting.
The Masters Works are presented in :
-The State Russian Museum ,Saint Petersburg,Russia
2002 Retrospective exhibition of paintings and graphic works in Zimmerli Art Museum, New Jersey, USA