Marita Torbick was born in Syracuse, New York and raised in Northern California. Her undergraduate degree in management and earlier graduate studies in counseling took place at Sonoma State University.  After a successful career in counseling, she moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts and entered the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to pursue a lifelong interest in studio arts. She combines mixed media sculpture and drawing with a passionate interest in environmental preservation. Her studio is located in New Bedford, MA




P.O. Box 1611, New Bedford, MA 02741, 508-207-3221, www.


2018 “How’s Your Weather? Artist Respond to Climate Change and Sustainability”, Grimshaw-Gudeqicz Gallery, Fall River, MA

2018 “Gallery Walk Above Depot Square”, Peterborough, NH

2018 “Member Exhibition”, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA

2017 “After Hours”, Hatch Street Studio, New Bedford, MA

2017 “Light Off the Water”, Van Vessem Gallery, Tiverton, RI

2017 “MFA Exhibition”, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

2017 “MFA Exhibition”, University Gallery, New Bedford, MA

2016 “Active Imagination”, Crapo Gallery, New Bedford, MA

2016 “Small Works”, Gallery 244, New Bedford, MA

2015 “Skulptur”, Crapo Gallery, New Bedford, MA

2014 “Penimento”, Gallery 224, New Bedford, MA

2014 “Glimpse”, Gallery 224, New Bedford, MA


Suzi Ballenger, Tiverton, RI

Pamela Fox, Cambridge, MA

William and Anyi Torbick, Lynchburg, VA

Anna DesRoches, Los Angeles, CA

Martin Andersen, New Bedford, MA


2018 Monadnock Arts Alive

2018 Creative Ground, New England Foundation for the Arts

2017 National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

2017 Women Eco Artists Dialog

2016-2017 Gallery 244, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth


2017 MFA, Sculpture, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

2012 Figurative Sculpture, Harvard University Ceramics Program

1986-1990 Graduate Studies in Counseling & Rehabilitation, Sonoma State University

1976-1979 BA, Management, Sonoma State University, Cum Laude


2017-Present Studio Artist

2006-Present Freelance Education Provider, Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital

2001-2013 Rehabilitation Counselor, Coventry Healthcare

1998-2001 International Marketing Manager, O’Reilly Technical Publications

1986-1998 Rehabilitation Counselor, Torbick Rehabilitation Services

1982-1986 Product Designer, Arc Enterprises


Knowledge of Contemporary Art, Skills in Multimedia Sculpture in Wood, Metal, Plastics, Power Tools, Inventory Maintenance, Organizational and Administrative Skills, Fund Raising, Experienced Trainer, Skilled Counselor, Expert Testimony