Joe Price's artistic career began after a move from Los Angeles to attend the College of San Mateo, where he studied serigraphy with Anne K. Foote, and later, with Nathan Olivera at Stanford University. His experiments in serigraphy led him to develop a technique that used many thin, transparent layers of ink to give depth to his still life compositions. This technique allowed Price to mimic watercolor washes and painterly features in the print medium. His intimate, realistic depictions of everyday objects and scenes explores the tension between an implied presence and a visual absence. Price taught at the College of San Mateo until his retirement in 1994. His work has been collected by museums, private collections, and corporate collections in the United States and Europe.