Born in Tamluk, Bengal, artist Paresh Maity completed his degree in Fine Arts from the Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata. He then graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts from the Delhi College of Arts. He currently lives and works in New Delhi A prolific painter in a short career span, he has got almost 81 Solo Exhibitions not just in India but across the world. The list of some of his recent solo exhibitions include Art Central, Hong Kong (2019), Visual Art Centre, Hong Kong (2019), Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai (2017), Forty Years of Watercolour, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi(2017), Art Stage Singapore (2017), Art 16, Olympia, London (2016), CIMA Gallery, Kolkata (2015), Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Sydney (2015) to name some. He has painted the longest painting in India that stretches up to over 850 feet. In 2014, Government of India conferred upon him its fourth-highest civilian award the Padma Shri. He is also the proud recipient of several other awards which includes Cartier Award,St. Moritz. Switzerland Art Masters, All India Fine Arts and Craft Society Award for 62nd All India Art Exhibition, All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society Award for Best Watercolour Painting, New Delhi, Governor's Gold Medal from Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, Jamini Roy Birth Centenary Celebration Award, Gold Medal, USSR to name a few. His works are featured in several private and public collections across the globe including the British Museum, and the National Gallery of Modern Art.