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 Bay Area artist and muralist originally born in Los Angeles, California in 1991. She is known for creating contemporary urban landscapes which combine nostalgic cartoon aesthetics with traditional sign painting techniques, often in serieses or vignettes at large scale. Influenced by Folk Art, Pop Art, Dadaism, Cubism, Art Activism, and California Landscape Painting, Fromm employs a variety of mediums to construct narrative images which tell the stories of local histories, celebrate diverse communities, and speak to the unique memories of each viewer.
After studying painting, drawing and ceramics at San Francisco State University, Emily graduated with a BFA in 2013. They began exhibiting artwork both locally & internationally, and have created installations for clients like SFO Airport, The San Francisco Arts Commission, San Mateo County, SF Muni, Google Inc., Arts Los Altos, and Java Beach Cafe by the zoo. They live and work in Montara, CA with their husband, Jimmy, and cat, Moze.