William José Acedo is a Los Angeles-based artist who has been documenting the urban scene in linocut and woodblock prints for more than a decade. His extraordinarily detailed print of the view of Boyle Heights looking east across the First Street Bridge (“En Route to County”) is in the permanent collections of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Antonio Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum.
Acedo’s explorations of the contemporary cityscape are often informed by a deep understanding of traditional Latin American narrative woodcuts. His works range from playful studies of urban locales to profound meditative works that offer surprising insights into the social and cultural environment of the city.
Over the years, Acedo has shown his work in many group shows. His first solo show was at the District Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles in 2012.
Acedo is a member of the Artists Roundtable at Self-Help Graphics in Los Angeles.