Allie McGhee (b. 1941, Charleston WV), a Detroit native and pillar of the Detroit art scene, received an undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1965. Recently, his work has been the subject of solo presentations: Allie McGhee: Banana Moon Horn, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI (forthcoming); Allie McGhee: The Ritual of The Mask, Belle Isle Viewing Room, Detroit, MI (2021); Allie McGhee, Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI (2019); Cosmic Images 2000, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (2018); and Now & Then, N'namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI (2016). McGhee has participated in group exhibitions at Abrons Art Center, New York, NY; California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Detroit Institute of Arts, MI; Harper’s, Los Angeles, CA; Marlborough, New York, NY; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI. His work is included in numerous public collections including Detroit Institute of Arts, MI; Mott-Warsh Collection, Flint, MI; St. Louis Museum of Art, MO; Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; and Toyota City Hall, Toyota, JP. McGhee lives and works in Detroit, MI.