Roberto Mighty, MFA is a multimedia artist, filmmaker, photographer, sound designer and musician who uses interactive and online technology in his work. His immersive, interactive exhibitions and artist talks take place online, in museums, colleges, galleries, community organizations and visitor centers.
2007 - Present: Adjunct Professor at Emerson College, an Instructor at American Graphics Institute and has also taught at Boston University’s College of Communication and Center for Digital Art. After successful careers in audio, TV and video production, he now concentrates on art-making that involves nature, science, history and the human condition.
2014 - 2017: Filming people around the USA for "getting.older.", an original documentary and multimedia installation about aging in America.
2014 - 2016: First Artist-in-Residence at the 183 year old Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and America's first cemetery artist-in-residence. 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. Roberto creates "earth.sky", a site-specific, multi-screen digital multimedia installation based on the landscape of the cemetery and the stories of some of the 98,000 people buried there.
2015 - 2016: Completes "Jesseca Ferguson: Cabinet of Curiosity". Documentary artist profile of renowned book artist and pinhole photographer.
2016: Completes "Charles Coe: Man of Letters". Documentary artist profile of critically-acclaimed poet.
September, 2015: Designs Projections and Sound for "The Draft", an original play touring New England by British author Peter Snoad, directed by Diego Arciniegas, with Lighting Design by Wen-Ling Liao.
2015: Builds a new studio in Boston's Fort Point Channel arts district. The studio is his laboratory for film, video, interactive multiscreen projections, digital editing and online work.
Summer, 2015: Completes "Bird Garden", a short film short about Jean-Pierre Ducondi - an artist, a garden, and wild birds.
Summer, 2014: Guest Artist at the Truro Center for the Arts Gallery at Castle Hill. His video/audio exhibit debuts on July 3rd: "Wind, Sand & Stars", based on the landscape, skies and waters of Cape Cod and inspired by the book "Terres Des Hommes" by French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, also author of "The Little Prince".
Summer, 2014: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center features two of Roberto’s short films, “Walkers: lightDark” and “Cloud Lightning” in their Summer Solstice event, opening June 19th.
September - December, 2013: "Trees of My City" on exhibit at Scandinavian Cultural Center in Newton, Massachusetts.
2013: Completes four online video films for Harvard Forest on the plight of the Eastern Hemlock tree species, Tsuga canadensis.
2013: Original film about ecology, “Cloud Lightning”, premiered at the National Science Foundation headquarters in Reston, VA.
2011-2012: Artist-in-Residence at Harvard Forest, Harvard's 3,500-acre, Long Term Ecological Research site. Multimedia exhibit at Harvard’s Fisher Museum of Forestry, “First Contact: Puritans, Native Americans and the Clash Over Land in 1630” on view from September to October, 2012 .
2011: Receives Master of Fine Arts in the Visual Arts from Lesley University's Art Institute of Boston.
2010: Spends one year imaging dormant and decaying trees using four types of cameras in a single American city. Subsequent multimedia exhibit, Trees of My City, exhibited at Harvard, Newton Free Library, etc. (see above).
2009: After successful careers as Music Writer/Producer, Audiobook Producer and TV Producer, enrolls in graduate MFA program at Lesley University