'No Vacancy': Alum Emily Fromm's Art Exhibition at 111 Minna in San Francisco

Thursday, January 10, 2019

SF STATION -- Employing her signature flat, cartoonish style, this show contains about 50 paintings and pieces of original art in two bodies of work. Painted from her signature immersive perspective, the paintings capture the ethos of their cities through specific and imagined signs, signifiers, and landmarks unmistakable to their residents.

“I ended up going to SF State for a few reasons, but the most prominent was probably just that I was ready to leave Southern California, and San Francisco seemed like a logical place for me to go,” Fromm says. “I hadn’t traveled much at the time, but liked what I had seen and heard about San Francisco. I visited only once before deciding to move here, stopped by the campus while I was in town, and thought it felt right. I had pretty average grades growing up, but I got into State and it was possible for my mom and I to afford the tuition back then, so it just made sense. I was 17 when I made the move, and as soon as I got here I immediately felt at home.”