DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL & MEDIA ARTS
B.A. Boston University
M.F.A. Lesley University
Roberto has been appointed the first artist-in-residence at historic Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA. Throughout 2014 he will be directing a documentary film on the conservation of 19th century funerary iconography and gathering material for a multimedia project. He is also developing a TV pilot on the publishing industry as Producer, Director and Senior Editor.
In 2013 his film short, "Cloud Lightning", debuted at the National Science Foundation in Reston, VA. Roberto spent 2011-2012 as Artist-in-Residence at Harvard Forest, where he created a multimedia (HD, sound design, photography) exhibit for Harvard's Fisher Museum.
As a television producer, Roberto created, wrote, directed and produced 65 half hours of network affiliate and independent lifestyle programming, including primetime broadcasts on ABC/Hearst affiliate WCVB, Boston.
Roberto has directed over 50 audiobooks for HarperCollins, Random House, Prentice-Hall and other publishers, including work with Pulitzer Prize winner John Updike, MacArthur "Genius Grant" award winner Sandra Cisneros, Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Oprah's Book Club winner Andre Dubus III. In 2008, Roberto was appointed a Producer for the National Black Programming Coalition's New Media Institute in Washington, DC, working with WGBH's Basic Black. He is the recipient of a National Association of Latino Independent Producers, Producer's Academy Fellowship in Santa Fe, New Mexico. An avid musician in his spare time, Roberto tours with the jazz duo Roberto & Kathryn and lives in the Boston area with his daughter and several guitars.
Community: Founder, New England Media Coalition
(Photo credit:: Edward Holley)
Video and Film