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Orlan was born in 1947 in Saint Etienne, France. In 2006-2007 she was Scholar in Residence at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, and in 2003, she was titled "Chevalier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres" by the French government--one of its highest honors. Represented in New York by Stephan Stux Gallery, Orlan teaches at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and at the Ecola Nationale Superieur d'Art in Paris. She lives and works between Los Angeles, New York and Paris.