Marney Schorr has been a professional Fine Artist for over 20 years. She currently lives and works in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Her studio practice includes drawing, painting, mixed media, assemblage and collage. Her art works have been featured in several shows in New York and Massachusetts and are available for purchase in select galleries in the Berkshires including Berkshire Artist Gallery at Wild Sage and the Gallery at Berkshire Carousel. Her art focuses on the creative expression of socially relevant topics in postmodern society.
Marney also works as a Creative Arts Therapist active in the Community Arts. She has served families from all walks of life and circumstances including physical and mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance abuse and traumatic brain injury. She has worked in connection with Breast Cancer Inc., LI Head Injury Association, Clinical & Support Options and the Brooklyn Bureau of Community Services. She works in community arts-related events such as Teens Take over Pittsfield, Earth Day Arts Adventure and Art Farms & Paper Waterfalls. She is affiliated with the Berkshire Arts Festival, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Treehouse & Family Clubhouse, Stephentown Library, Lenox Library and Pittsfield Farmer's Market.
Marney earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Art Therapy at Long Island University and her Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art at Empire State College. She graduated from both with high honors.
Marney remains active in research, writing and presenting in her fields of interest. She has written about the relationship between art, neuroscience and trauma amongst children and families. Marney has taught CEC courses for professionals in the human services relating to new mental health policy in the U.S. and on effecting change through art and art therapy. She has been invited to present nationally for the American Art Therapy Association and as a Visiting Lecturer in the New England area. She offers a variety of art related workshops and art therapy classes. Marney will be presenting in the spring of 2014 at Conversations with Artists at Empire State College in Old Westbury, New York.
of art related workshops and art therapy classes. Marney will be presenting in the spring of 2014 at Conversations with Artists at Empire State College in Old Westbury, New York.