Raised in Canada, Phyllis Green moved to California to pursue graduate studies in art. She received an M.F.A. from UCLA in 1981, and began her career as an artist, educator and curator in Los Angeles. Her practice integrates gender politics, the sphere of craft and the persistent influences of modernism. Though she has worked in video, installation and performance, Green is primarily an object maker who represents the body. Her sculpture has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally for forty years. A survey exhibition, "Splendid Entities: 25 Years of Objects by Phyllis Green", was presented at Otis College of Art and Design in 2011. She is the recipient of individual artist's fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the City of Los Angeles (COLA Grant) and the City of Santa Monica (Senior Artist Fellowship, 2016). The J.S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation named her a Fellow in Fine Arts in May 2014. Green has held teaching positions for extended periods in the art departments of Loyola Marymount University, UCLA and USC in Los Angeles and has lectured worldwide.