American Indian Studies

Artist, tribal leaders to discuss Tataviam mural in University Library

March 20, 2024

Representing a Community Through Image: A Talk with Muralist Lindsay Carron and Tataviam Leadership

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

University Library Gohstand Leisure Reading Room/Exhibit Gallery, 2nd Floor West Wing



About the Mural:

The CSUN Tataviam Mural Project is a collaborative artistic endeavor between the artist, Tataviam tribal leadership, and the University to create a lasting mural legacy in the University Library. The mural is aligned with the University Library’s commitment to honor the land upon which it stands. This land, known as the Sesevenga, is the historic and unceded territory of the Sesevitam. The descendants of the first inhabitants of this land continue to live in the area as citizens of the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians.


About the Artist: 

Lindsay Carron is an artist, muralist, and educator who elevates healthy land stewardship and healing through visual representation, storytelling and connection outdoors. She unites perspectives from diverse populations in place-based practices, arts and teaching. 


Community engagement is the foundation of her work. From 2012 to the present, Lindsay’s public art projects have uplifted communities in Baja California, Mexico, Los Angeles, San Juan Island, and across Alaska and Kenya partnering with schools and colleges, a women's rehabilitation center, an orphanage, museums, tribal councils and government agencies. The work she creates helps restore balance by listening to needs, uplifting marginalized voices, and empowering us all to our birthright - connection to the earth and a healthy, sustainable life.


Lindsay is an artist in residence with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for Alaska's 16 National Wildlife Refuges. Her public artwork includes murals for City of Malibu (2014), The Whale Museum of San Juan Island (2016), Bering Straight School District (2021), Culver City (2019-20), El Segundo (2023) and now California State University Northridge (2024) and created artwork for LA Metro's Through the Eyes of Artists neighborhood poster series (2019). Exhibitions of her work include Brandstater Gallery at La Sierra University, Fullerton College Art Gallery, and Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. Her drawings are in the public and private collections of US Fish and Wildlife Service, The Alutiiq Museum of Kodiak, Sealaska Heritage Institute and United Healthcare Milwaukee. She curated the exhibition Why We Won't Just Leave: What Alaska is Telling the World About Climate Change uniting 20 artists, activists, researchers and community leaders for the Social and Public Art Resource Center in Venice, California (2020).


Lindsay received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pepperdine University and currently resides in Topanga, where she spends her days in the canyons mentoring children with Wild Kin Forest School, creating drawings from her studio and working with communities on environmentally-minded public art.