William Acedo has lived and worked in downtown Los Angeles since 1988. He is currently a member of the Artists Roundtable at Self-Help Graphics, the leading non-profit visual arts center serving the Latino community of Los Angeles. While his subject matter is contemporary, his prints follow a long tradition of Latin American narrative woodcuts. There is a significant story behind most of these prints (happily provided on request).
Acedo first joined Self Help Graphics's “Los de Abajo” Print Collective. Besides printing at the workshop, he assists with the popular calavera paper-mache workshops and the annual Dia de los Muertos celebration.
His impressively detailed print, “On Route to County” gives an extraordinary view of Boyle Heights looking east across the First Street Bridge. It is a print that has brought Acedo a great deal of attention, and has been added to the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Denver Museum of Art and the Chicago Museum of Art. It is also in the private collection of Cheech Marin.