Renowned and acclaimed artist Paresh Maity was born in the historical town of Tamluk, close to Kolkata in 1965. After his education at Hamilton High School, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from one of the oldest and most prestigious art colleges in India, Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata, followed by Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the College of Art, New Delhi being the top of his class in both. Spanning nearly four decades of his artistic oeuvre, Paresh Maity has created and explored various mediums in art including watercolour, oil and acrylic paintings, mixed media, sculptures and photography.
During the last 35 years, Paresh Maity has held 83 solo exhibitions and his work that includes a diverse ensemble of landscapes, abstracts, portraits and figures, has been widely exhibited in galleries, museums and art fairs in India and across the globe.
Paresh Maity’s art has been collected by numerous private collectors across the world and is also present in public collections such as the Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s House, India), the British Museum in London, the Rubin Museum of Art, New York, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, the Oberoi Group of Hotels, Taj Group of Hotels, Leela Palace hotel, New Delhi, Ritz Carlton hotel in Bengaluru, ITC Limited Welcome group Hotels, Tata Iron & Steel Co. Ltd., Hindustan Lever among many others. In 2010, Paresh Maity completed an approximately 850-foot mural, one of the longest paintings in the world for the International terminal at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.
Paresh Maity has been felicitated by various national and international institutions including the Royal Watercolour Society, London, the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, British Council, and is recipient of one of the highest civilian awards, the Padma Shri, from the Government of India.