Terry Stringer is a leading New Zealand sculptor and a key figure in the history of art in New Zealand. He graduated in 1967 with Honours from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland and in the following years received virtually every significant scholarship and award available to New Zealand artists. In 2003 Stringer was awarded the Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to sculpture.

Working predominately in bronze, the majority of Stringer's sculptures depict figures and still-life subjects. His signature works have become synonymous with high profile public sites throughout New Zealand – his work 'Mountain Fountain' is in the forecourt of Auckland's Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Parnell. A recent commission from Auckland University 'Hygeia' celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Medical Faculty and stands outside the school.