With clean lines and a flat, limited color palette, Emily Fromm uses a style reminiscent of vintage cartoons and comic books to illustrate contemporary scenes. Having been raised in the outskirts of Los Angeles, she was heavily influenced by the over-the-top yet seedy aesthetic of California and Nevada, specifically neon signs, gigantic mascot constructions, and roadside attractions. She applies a graphic style that is familiar and nostalgic to these settings, incorporating imagery that is mundane and often low brow, to contrast these grandiose scenes with everyday life.
Emily Fromm is an active artist and illustrator in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2013, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from San Francisco State University. She currently lives and works near Ocean Beach in San Francisco, California.
Emily Fromm was born in Los Angeles, California in 1991, and moved to San Francisco in 2009 to study painting, drawing and ceramics. Her paintings center on iconic locations of the American West, rendered in layers of both bright and muted acrylic paint hues. Applying traditional sign-painting techniques to her contemporary graphic aesthetic, Fromm's work highlights the vast array of text and signage present in today's cities, and speaks to the interaction between people and the environments they construct.
Since earning her BA in Studio Art from San Francisco State University in 2013, Fromm has exhibited her paintings at numerous Northern California galleries including 111 Minna Gallery, The Luggage Store Gallery, Guerrero Gallery, Modern Eden Gallery and Incline Gallery. Her work has been featured by news outlets including Juxtapoz Magazine, Hi-Fructose Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, Vice, California Modern Magazine and others. She currently lives in San Francisco's Outer Sunset Neighborhood and works full time as an artist and muralist.