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Marney Schorr

Studio #13 and Studio #5 


Marney Schorr is an Art Therapist and Teaching Artist at NUarts Gallery & Studios where she provides individual, family and group art therapy.

She is committed to making the arts accessible through community work. She facilitates art therapy groups and area arts events for adults, children, teens and families including:

  • Arts in Recovery for Youth (AIRY)
  • Art in Recovery for Women
  • The family art therapy project at the Christian Center
  • Self Soothing with Art & DBT
  • Transforming Depression with Art
  • Art & Legacy
  • Women & The Creative Self at OLLI

Marney is the Founding Director of the nationally recognized arts-based youth suicide prevention program, Arts in Recovery for Youth (AIRY) and Author of the upcoming book When Art Saves Lives: A DBT-informed Art Therapy Approach to Suicide Prevention with Jessica Kingsley Publishers, to be released in 2020.  She has won the MA Statehouse Award for Excellence in Leadership in Suicide Prevention (2018), the Top 25 Most Influential People in Berkshire County Award (2018), Official Citations from Senator Hinds (2019) and State Rep Tricia Farley Bouvier (2020). Since 2016, she has received 26 grant awards for her work in art therapy for youth suicide prevention. For more info about this program. please visit the AIRY website at

Marney earned her MA in Clinical Art Therapy from Long Island University CW Post and her BA in Visual Art from SUNY Empire. She teaches art therapy and professional development courses at Springfield College, Annamaria College, Berkshire Community College, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Berkshire Museum and Empire State College,  She has presented regionally for the NJ Art Therapy Association, and nationally for the American Art Therapy Association and the Expressive Therapies Summit, including her role as Chair of the Suicide Prevention Track in 2018.

Marney is a frequent exhibiting fine artist in New York, New England, and the Berkshires. Her studio practice includes painting, drawing, mixed media, assemblage, sand tray and collage. Her works convey socially relevant topics in postmodern society.  She creates abstracts and personal narratives with a focus on the therapeutic use of art materials. Her works are currently available for purchase at NU Arts Gallery & Studios in Pittsfield, MA.

More details can be found at:

Marney’s Website:

Arts in Recovery for Youth website:

Facebook page:

For further info, please contact the artist at:

e-mail:   /   phone: (631) 697-8291


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