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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 visual artist  known for painting contemporary urban landscapes which highlight local businesses, iconic architecture, and diverse communities. With a small palette of custom-made paint colors and flat, hand-painted lines, her unique style speaks to the timeless & nostalgic aesthetic of cartoons and comic books, while also utilizing traditional sign painting techniques and modern imagery.So far her paintings have featured locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Montréal and London.


Originally born in Los Angeles in 1991, Fromm moved to San Francisco in 2009 to study painting, drawing and ceramics at San Francisco State University. She graduated in 2013 with a BFA in Studio Art and began showing her artwork at local galleries right away. She has since exhibited her work both locally & internationally, and has created art installations for clients like the San Francisco Arts Commission, SFO Airport, SF Muni, and Google, as well as nonprofit organizations like Intersection for the Arts and Paint the Void. She is currently working on an art piece which will be featured by the DeYoung Museum.


When not painting cityscapes, Fromm also illustrates books, teaches classes for the SF YMCA and SFSU Mashouf Wellness Center, plays music, curates group art events, supports fellow artists in the community, and raises funds and awareness for organizations like the  NAACP Legal Defense fund, SF Coalition on Homelessness, The Nature Conservancy, The National Abortion Federation, and others. She currently lives and works in San Mateo County, California.

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