Caland was born in Beirut in 1931. She studied art at the American University of Beirut for four years until 1968 and moved to Paris in 1970. She has lived alternately in Paris and New York and worked under Romanian sculptor George Apostu. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Pacific Design Center and at the Atricultural Art Center, in Los Angeles. Since 1993, her work has been shown in Beirut, Rome, Tokyo, Paris, Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Italy. Caland’s work hangs in collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale and the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain in Paris and is part of permanent exhibitions in Monaco and Beirut. Caland has dabbled in other fields of creativity in addition to her painting such as the illustration of books, sculpting, screen-writing and has designed a line of clothing for famed French designer Pierre Cardin. Through her renowned geometric patchwork on canvas, Caland tells the stories of the people and places that have touched and inspired her. She resides in Los Angeles where she has lived since 1988.