Roger Halligan has been creating sculpture professionally since the mid seventies. After graduating with an MFA with honors in Studio Arts from the University of Georgia in 1977 he moved to North Carolina where he was an exhibit designer for the North Carolina Zoological Park for 15 years. In 1993, he was awarded the State of North Carolina Governor’s Award for Excellence for his work in the design and construction of the Sonora Desert Exhibit. He left the zoo in 1992 to devote his time to his fine artwork .
His art is in many public and private collections, including the Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro, NC; the Maitland Museum in Maitland,FL; and the William King Museum, Abingdon, VA. The cities of Greensboro, Carrboro and Raleigh, NC and Chattanooga, TN also own his sculpture. He is in the collections of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Cullowhee, NC; the Triad Regional Farmers Market in Colfax, NC., and the UNC- Asheville Kellogg Center in Hendersonville, NC. His work can be seen regularly at the Lee Hansley Gallery in Raleigh, NC and atChenoweth . Halligan Studios inChattanooga, TN.