Born in Nelson, New Zealand, in 1965, Phil Price was educated at Christchurch then specialized in sculpture at the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts, graduating in 1990. He worked initially as an Artists technical assistant and then in a variety of positions in the art world, in education and in composite engineering. Price's sculptures have a reputation for unique and innovative use of contemporary materials and processes.
Since 2005 Price has focused on his sculpture practice, working principally on large scale works for the outdoor environment. His name is synonymous with large scale, wind-activated kinetic sculpture. He is represented in public and private collections throughout Australasia. In 2008 a major exhibition of new works toured New Zealand and internationally. Price lives and works in Lyttleton New Zealand and Melbourne Australia.