David Sandlin is a Northern Irish-born American artist. His drawings, prints, paintings, and installations are in private and public collections worldwide, and his limited-edition artist's books are in the collections of several prominent libraries, including those of the Museum of Modern Art, New York University, and Bard College. He has been the recipient of grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Swann Foundation, and the Penny McCall Foundation. In 2010, Sandlin was awarded a fellowship at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.
Since he began his professional career as an artist in the 1980s, visual narrative has been a core component of his work. In addition to painting and printmaking, since 1995 Sandlin has worked on a book series, A Sinner’s Progress, in various formats ranging from hand-silkscreened editions to an abecedarium published by Fantagraphics. Sandlin is also well known for his illustration work for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, and other periodicals. His comics have been published in many anthologies, including Raw and The Best American Comics 2009, edited by Charles Burns. He lives and works in New York City.