Recent Press

Arion Press. "Arion Artist Talk: Sandow Birk & Robet Mailer Anderson"  SF Station. May 25, 2022 WEB PDF


Zeller, Heidi. "Artists Selected For Purple (D-Line) Extention Transit Project". Metro TheSource. May 4 2022. WEB PDF


Dambrot, Shana Nys. "Sandow Birk at Track 16". Art and Cake. April 27, 2022. WEB PDF


FineBooks Staff. "Fine Art and Photography Results at BPA Galleries". Fine Books Magazine. Februrary 7, 2022. WEB PDF


Acker, Emma. "Bierstadt to Birk: California Landscape Ideals Versus Realities." De Young Museum. September 17, 2021. WEB PDF


Varat, Deborah. "A Dreadful Attack of Presidential Fever." The McIninch Art Gallery Southern New Hampshire University, September 1, 2020. WEB PDF


Osberg, Annabel. "Los Angeles Area Scene Paintings." Artillery, April 8, 2020. WEB PDF


AGO Insider. "Seriously Funny." October 22, 2019. WEB PDF


Hodgins, Paul. "Exhibit by new Begovich Gallery director highlights CSUF’s impressive collection." The Orange County Register, September 11, 2019. WEB PDF


Alkofer, Bill. "LBMA Downtown: Yes, it's open." Long Beach Post, September 8, 2019. WEB PDF


Gurewitsch, Matthew. "New Maui exhibit showcases artists at their barricades." Star Advertiser, September 8, 2019. WEB PDF


Brown, Betty. "Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica." Art and Cake. August 12, 2019. WEB PDF


Desmarais, Charles. "Sandow Birk's idealist monuments at Catharine Clark Gllery." DATEBOOK San Francisco Chronicle, October 25, 2018. WEB PDF


Stromberg, Matt. "The Power of Artists' Books to Bind Together Radical Ideas." HYPERALLERGIC, August 27, 2018. PDF


Desmarais, Charles. "What's up in SF museums and galleries this fall." SFGATE, August 22,2018. WEB PDF


"American Qur'an." ARTEMESIA, July 23, 2018. PDF


Upchurch, Michael. "February Gallery Shows Ponder Architectural Possibilities." The Seattle Times, February 9, 2018. WEB PDF


Musiker, Cy. "An American Procession Marching Toward Confrontation." KQED Arts, December 13, 2017. WEB PDF 


Dambrot, Shana Nys. "Santa Monica Auctions: Remember the Time..." HuffPost,​ November 10, 2017. WEB PDF


Fornasiere, Gail. "Kid Ventures in BIG DRAW Event." ​The Catalina Islander, ​November 4, 2017. WEB PDF


Gillis, Casey. "Between the bars: Maier exhibit focuses on mass incarceration in the U.S." Burg, September 20, 2017. WEB PDF


Adno, Michael. "Sandow Birk - On Surfing." Indoek, August 30, 2017. WEB PDF


Levy, Benjamin. "Sandow Birk: The American Qu'ran and The Depravities of War." Art in Print, September-October 2017, Volume 7 Number 3.  PDF 


Keefer, Bob. “American Qur’an. The holy book of Islam, interpreted by an American artist.”, January 19, 2017.  WEB PDF 


McDonald Bennet, Sophia. “The Art of World Peace: The JSMA’s Art Collection Strengthens Cultural Connections.” Eugene Magazine, January 2017. PDF


“Museum programs to mark ‘American Qur’an’ exhibition.” Around the O, University of Oregon, January 11, 2017.  PDF 


Hicks, Bob. "Art: New images for a new year." Oregon Artswatch, January 1, 2017.  PDF 


Turner, Kim. "Sandow Birk and Paul Mullowney: The Depravities of War and the Relevance of Social Critique." USF Blog, December 5, 2016. WEB PDF 


Whiting, Sam. "Mammoth woodblock war prints at USF gallery." SF Gate, November 16, 2016. WEB PDF 


Gialdini, Dominic. “Sandow Birk at SDSU Downtown Gallery.” SDSU NewsCenter, November, 14, 2016. WEB PDF


Morettini, Anna. “Rinascimenti: A Contemporary Tribute to Florence.” LienArt, Fall 2016. PDF


King, Alex. “The artist who spent nine years illustrating a Qu’ran set in modern America.”  Huck Magazine, July 4, 2016. WEB PDF


Nazaryan, Alexander. “Sandow Birk’s Fearlessly Political Art Takes On Islam’s Holy Book.” Newsweek, May 30, 2016. PDF


“Sagres Surf Culture 2016 Presents: Rusty Miller and Sandow Birk," Surf Portugal, May 23, 2016. WEB


Seed, John, “Painted Words,” Poets and Artists, Issue #74, 2016. WEB


Seed, John, “Painted Words: The Marriage of Words and Images,” The Huffington Post, May 21, 2016. WEB


Claris, Hans. “Vertrauter Koran.” Neues Deutschland, April 15, 2016. PDF


Köhler, Fabian. “Ein Ein Künstler hat einen "amerikanischen Koran" entworfen, mit Bildern von Nascar-Rennen bis zu 9/11.” Bento.De (online), April 13, 2016. WEB PDF


Schou, Nick. “Sandow Birk’s Koran Project Continues His Ambitious, Controversy-Courting Art Career.” OC Weekly (online), March 16, 2016. WEB PDF


Ahn, Abe. “A Qu’ran Transcribed by Hand Presents Parables of Contemporary American Life.” Hyperallergic (online). February 23, 2016. WEB PDF


Shafaieh, Charles. “11 Artworks Depicting Love Gone Very, Very Wrong.” Blouin Artinfo (online). February 11, 2016. WEB PDF


Moodian, Michael A. “Sandow Birk’s Fresh Take on the Qur’an.” The Huffington Post. February 12, 2016. PDF


“Book review: “American Qur’an,” artwork by Sandow Birk,” The Denver Post, January 28, 2016 WEB


Wilson, Willow. “’American Qur’an’ is an old/new masterpiece.” The Washington Post. January 22, 2016. WEB PDF


Hafthorsdottir, Bryndis. “Shotgun Review: Sandow Birk Imaginart Monuments.” Art Practical. December 20, 2015. WEB PDF 


Linebaugh, Wine. “American Muhammad: An Interview with Artist Sandow Birk.” Merica Magazine. December 19, 2015. WEB PDF 


Grewal, Zareena. “Provoking discussion, not riots: Sandow Birk’s “American Qur’an” is quietly transgressive, eschewing the satirical depictions of the Prophet Muhammad that grab headlines.” Salon. December 13, 2015. WEB PDF


Walsh, Daniella.  "Interpreting the Qur'an Challenges and Artist and His Audience." The Indy.  November 27, 2015.  WEB


Cotter, Holland.  "New York Times Gift Guide." The New York Times. November 2015.  WEB  PDF


D'Arcy, David.  "American Qur'an by Sandow Birk." San Francisco Chronicle. November 25, 2015.  WEB


Boessenkool, Antonie. “Artist in Newport Beach exhibit seeks to connect Islam to contemporary America.” The Orange County Register. November 14, 2015. WEB PDF


Curiel, Jonathan. “Know Your Street Art: Monumental Edition.” SF Weekly. November 18, 2015. WEB PDF


Woolsey, Brittany. “Curiosity and war led artist to the Koran.” Los Angeles Times (online). November 8, 2015. WEB PDF


Schwab, Katharine. “American Qur’an Makes a Sacred Text Familiar.” The Atlantic. November 6, 2015. WEB PDF


Chitwood, Ken. Bringing the Qur’an to Life in America: Sandow Birk. Publishers Weekly. November 5, 2015. WEB  PDF


Goldner, Liz. “Sandow Birk’s ‘American Qur’an’” Orange Coast Magazine. November 4, 2015. WEB PDF


Goldner, Liz. “Islam Through the Eyes of Sandow Birk.” Artillery Magazine (online). November 3, 2015. WEB PDF


Reid, Calvin. “The Qur'an in 114 Paintings.” Publishers Weekly, October 30, 2015. WEB PDF


“American Qur’an: Best Books of 2015,” Publishers Weekly. November 2015. WEB PDF


Chun, Kimberly. “Sandow Birk’s imaginary monuments at Catharine Clark,” SF Gate. October 20, 2015. WEB PDF


Cotter, Holland. "Exhibitions Where Moral Force Trumps Market Forces." The New York Times. September 7, 2015. WEB PDF


Herwees, Tasbeeh. “The All American Qur’an.” Good Magazine. August 17, 2015. WEB PDF


Trimble, Lynn. "Artillery at Mesa Contemporary Arts Doesn't Go Far Enough With Its Message." The Phoenix New Times. July 16, 2015. WEB PDF


"An Artist's Qur'an for Contemporary America." Artsy. October 6, 2014. PDF


Miranda, Carolina A. "Weekend Gallery Report: Cut-ups, abstraction, and the Qur'an illuminated." Los Angeles Times. September 29, 2014. PDF


Lee, Felicia R. "$50,000 for Meshell Ndegeocello and 33 Other U.S.A. Fellows." The New York Times. October 13, 2014. PDF


Blumenfeld, Larry. "Seeing Jazz: Q&A with SF Jazz Center Mural Artists Sandow Birk and Elyse Pignolet." BLOUIN ARTINFO. Feburary 8, 2013. PDF


Rohr, Nicolette. "Geographies of Detention, Inside and from Afar." UCR ARTSblock. June 7, 2013. PDF


Coe, Alexis: "Recent Acquisitions: Monument to the Constitution Includes Security Cameras." SF Weekly. August 3, 2012. PDF


Cohn, Susan. "Musuem gotta see 'um."  The Daily Journal. April 15, 2011. PDF


Mead, Rebecca. "Alice's Wonderlad: A Walmart heiress builds a museum in the Ozarks." The New Yorker. June 27, 2011. PDF


"The Word of God: Sandow Birk's American Qur'An." The Warhol. February 14, 2011. PDF


Flaccus, Gillian. "'American Qur'an' blends US life, Qur'anic verses." The Examiner. October 7, 2009. PDF


Basu, Moni. "'American Qur'an: California artist contemplrates Islam's holy book." CNN. October 9, 2009. PDF