Ian McAllister was born in Newtownards, Co. Down in 1966. He studied fine art at the University of Ulster. McAllister first exhibited at the Eakin Gallery in Belfast in 1993 and since the early nineties has been contributing to solo and group exhibitions at both Jorgensen Fine Art and Eakin Gallery Belfast. His work is now represented in public and
private collections across the U.K., Europe, the U.S.A. and Ireland.