Roberto Mighty is a multimedia artist, filmmaker, cinematographer, photographer, sound designer and musician who uses interactive and online technology in his work.
His interactive exhibitions and artist talks take place online, in museums, colleges, galleries, community organizations and in visitor centers.
Roberto is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College, has taught at Boston University’s College of Communication; the Center for Digital Imaging Arts, and American Graphics Institute. He also gives lectures, workshops and master classes. After successful careers in audio, TV and web production, Roberto now concentrates on art-making that involves nature, science, history and the human condition.
For 2017, Roberto is completing a feature film screenplay about Edmonia Lewis and finishing an interactive, immersive multimedia exhibit on aging called 'getting.older'.
For 2014-2016, Roberto is the inaugural Artist-in-Residence at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The 174 acre cemetery, founded in 1831, is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District.
In 2015, Roberto was one of eleven artists appointed to the City of Boston's first Artist Residency Cohort.
In 2014, Roberto was accepted as a Resident Artist at Midway Artist Studios in Boston's Fort Point Channel arts district.
In Summer, 2014, Roberto was Guest Artist at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, where he created and exhibited “Wind, Sand & Stars”, a multimedia meditation about the relationship of landscape and wildlife to human perception. Roberto was inspired by the book “Wind, Sand & Stars” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a writer and aviator in France’s pre-WWII period.
In Fall, 2013, he completed four online videofilms on the plight of the Eastern Hemlock tree species, Tsuga canadensis. In early 2013, his film about ecology, “Cloud Lightning”, premiered at the National Science Foundation headquarters in Reston, VA.
In 2011-2012, Roberto was Artist-in-Residence at Harvard Forest. His multimedia exhibit at Harvard’s Fisher Museum, “First Contact: Puritans, Native Americans and the Clash Over Land in 1630” was on view from September through October, 2012.
Roberto spent all of 2010 imaging trees using four types of cameras in a single American city. His subsequent multimedia exhibit, “Trees of My City”, premiered at The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University in January - March, 2011.
Roberto graduated from Lesley University with a Masters of Fine Arts in the Visual Arts in 2011, and received his BA in History from Boston University, 1976.
Prior to his artistic endeavors, Roberto was a network affiliate prime-time Television Producer and an Audio Producer. He’s had the pleasure of working with Pulitzer Prize wInning author John Updike, United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, MacArthur Award winner Sandra Cisneros, and many others.
Roberto is the proud papa of his daughter Katharine, and he plays jazz guitar the duo, "Roberto & Kathryn", with his partner/vocalist Kathryn Howell. More information: robertomighty.com