Earl Dismuke is dedicated to enhancing community life through the power of public art, all the while pursuing his passion of creating his own body of work. His sculptures are abstract, made from wood, steel, cast aluminum and found objects. Some of these found objects you see in your everyday life, but others are rather bulky industrial metal castoffs that he finds while searching scrap yards and fabrication plants.
His work tells his story, but he likes to leave enough ambiguity in the work that the audience can make their own interpretations.
Earl Dismuke is a Mississippi-based sculptor. He graduated in 2007 from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in sculpture. Earl is a co-founder of the Yokna Sculpture Trail, a bi-annual rotating outdoor sculpture exhibition in Oxford, Miss. He is a recipient of the Mississippi Arts Commission 2019 Visual Arts Fellowship Grant, and a member of the International Sculpture Center. Examples of his work have been included in several international and national exhibitions, including but not limited to, the Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition in downtown New Orleans, LA Scope Basel in Basel, Switzerland, Lima, Peru, and several gallery and museum shows.
Examples of his work have been included in several international and national exhibitions, including but not limited to, the Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition, New Orleans, LA, The Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Ocean Springs, MS, The Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS, Scope Basel in Basel, Switzerland, Lima, Peru, and several gallery and museum shows.
Earl works out of his studio in Oxford, Mississippi, where he lives with his wife and four children.