Roberto Mighty, MFA, is a multimedia artist, filmmaker, 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 visitor centers. Roberto is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College and privately teaches Filmmaking and Digital Video Editing in workshops, seminars and master classes. He received his Master of Fine Arts in the Visual Arts from Lesley University's Art Institute of Boston in 2011. His undergraduate degree from Boston University is in History.
Roberto Mighty’s work has been supported by grants from The National Science Foundation, The National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, The Boston Foundation, The Cambridge Arts Council, and the Watertown Cultural Council. Roberto was a Fellow at the Center for Independent Documentary/Kopkind Seminar and Retreat, Vermont, 2014; Producer/Mentor - National Black Programming Consortium New Media Institute, Washington DC 2008/ 2009; and a Fellow at the National Association of Latino Independent Producers - Latino Producers Academy, Santa Fe, NM 2008. Roberto lives and works in his loft studio in Boston’s Fort Point Channel arts district, and is a member of the Fort Point Channel Artists’ Community.
Previous Exhibits and Installations
For 2018-2019, Roberto is the sole Filmmaker commissioned to create a documentary film and multimedia exhibit about Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King’s early lives and fateful meeting as college students in the early 1950’s. His appointment is from the King Boston organization and The Boston Foundation. The completed film will be made available to Television and Streaming networks. His state-of-the-art 4K interactive multimedia exhibit will be installed at the upcoming King Center for Economic Justice in Boston.
For 2017-2018, Roberto is appointed to Write and Direct four new original films on poetry by Robert Pinsky, United States Poet Laureate, for the Favorite Poem Project, archived at the United States Library of Congress.
For the years 2014-2017, Roberto is the first Artist-in-Residence at the 184 year old 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. Roberto’s groundbreaking work there involves history, storytelling, filmmaking, fine art photography and multiscreen projections onto interior architectural surfaces of a 19th century gothic chapel.
In September, 2015, Roberto’s work as Projection Designer and Sound Designer is featured in the New England theatrical tour of the original play, “The Draft”, about the Vietnam War era, written by Peter Snoad and directed by Diego Arciniegas.
In July, 2014, Roberto premiers a multimedia piece, "Wind, Sand & Stars", in a group show at the Truro Art Center Gallery at Castle Hill in Truro, Massachusetts.
In Fall, 2013, Roberto completes four online videofilms on the plight of the Eastern Hemlock tree species, Tsuga canadensis.
In early 2013, Roberto’s 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 installation 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, and was on exhibit at the Scandinavian Cultural Center in Newton, Massachusetts, from September through December, 2013.
Prior to 2010, Roberto had a multifaceted career, including online video production; television producing; directing bestselling audiobooks; writing and engineering radio commercials; and music writing/producing. He worked with ABC/Hearst Affiliate television; HarperCollins, Random House and Houghton-Mifflin; Harvard University, MIT, Berklee College of Music; several brands, NGO's, government agencies, and many nonprofits.