Since printed art was developed some 500 years ago, it has served as a vehicle to disseminate beliefs, educate, and inspire people to action. Chicanx/Latinx, surveys contemporary Chicana/o and Latinx artists engaged with the tradition of social and political printed art. Simultaneously vibrant works of art and primary historical documents, these handmade and unique prints make visible legacies, communities, struggles, and triumphs that are often hidden or forgotten.
Founded in East Los Angeles in 1970 and responsible for the largest collection of Chicano/Latino fine art prints in history, Self Help Graphics & Art has been at the heart of innovative and experimental printmaking by Chicana/o and Latinx artists for nearly 50 years. The eclectic selection of works by both activist and non-activist printmakers in Chicanx/Latinx, explores themes related to identity, spirituality, social justice and global equity in order to raise provocative questions, engage diverse communities, and create political change.