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 is a California-born artist who has been living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2009. After earning her BFA in painting, drawing and ceramics from San Francisco State University in 2013, her work has been exhibited at galleries including the Luggage Store Gallery, 111 Minna Gallery, Guerrero Gallery, Incline Gallery, C.K. Contemporary Gallery, Modern Eden Gallery, and many others. She recently completed her first mosaic art installation for SFO Airport in partnership with Mosaika and the SF Public Arts Commission in August of 2020. Her paintings have also been featured by news outlets including Juxtapoz Magazine, Hi-Fructose, The San Francisco Chronicle, Vice, Fine Art Connoisseur, and many others. She currently lives in San Francisco's Sunset neighborhood with her fiancé Jimmy L. Rogers and cat Moze, and works full time as an artist and muralist. Her paintings center on iconic urban landscapes and locales, 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.