|Born||1965 (age 48–49)
Tamluk, West Bengal, India
|Known for||Painting, Drawing|
- B.F.A. Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata,
- M.F.A. College of Art, New Delhi
Paresh Maity was born in Tamluk, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal. He has a degree in Fine Arts from the Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata and graduated at the top of his class with a Masters of Fine Arts from the Delhi College of Arts.
Paresh Maity has done 69 Solo Exhibitions in thirty five years. He gradually moved from atmospheric scenery to representations of the human form. His more recent paintings are bold and graphic, with a strong color and unusual cropping. His works are in a number of collections, including the British Museum, and the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. In early years he did many watercolors of different locations.
His painted for newly built Terminal 3 at Delhi Airport. He has created the biggest painting of his life and probably the longest in India. It stretches up to over 850 feet and is surely one of the most monumental paintings in the world. In August 2011, his 55th solo show with water colour paintings based on the last 15 poems of poet Rabindranath Tagore, Shesh Lekha (The Last Writings, 1941), opened at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
69 Solo Exhibitions worldwide.
- 2014 : Art House Singapore, in collaboration with Gallery Sumukha
- 2014 : Art Stage Singapore, in collaboration with Gallery Sumukha
- 2014 : Art Fourteen, London Olympia by Gallery Sumukha
- 2013 : Venetian Odyssey, Exhibition of Photographs at Art Alive Gallery
- 2013 : Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, in collaboration with Art Musings
- 2013 : Art Stage, Singapore presented by Gallery Sumukha
- 2013 : Art Thirteen, London Olympia by Gallery Sumukha
- 2013 : Visual Art Gallery, Hong Kong by Gallery Sumukha
- 2012 : Eternal Landscape joint show with Ram Kumar at ICIA, Mumbai
- 2012 : Solo Exhibition Chennai presented by Gallery Sumukha as a part of Chennai Art Festival
- 2012 : Solo Exhibition at Art House, Singapore presented by Gallery Sumukha
- 2012 : Art Stage, Singapore presented by Gallery Sumukha.
- 2012 : Kolkata Taj Bengal in Association with Gallery Sanskriti. Presented by Jaguar Land Rover.
- 2011 : Chivas Studio, New Delhi and Mumbai
- 2011 : Gallery Sumukha in association with Weiling Contemporary, Malaysia in Bangalore, Kuala Lumpur
- 2011 : Art Stage Singapore, presented by Gallery Sumukha
- 2011 : Shesh Lekha, Poems by Rabindranath Tagore translated in english by Pritish Nandy interpreted by Paresh Maity, NGMA, New Delhi, Mumbai, supported by Art Alive Gallery. Shesh Lekha travelling show Tao Gallery, Mumbai and CIMA Gallery, Kolkata.
- 2010 : Joint show with Steve McCurry, Chicago, Tourism Centre in association with Art Alive Gallery.
- 2010 : Group show, Shizaru Art Gallery, London
- 2010 : The World on a Canvas, Art Alive Gallery, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
- 2009 : Montage, Moments & Memories, Art Musings, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
- 2008 : Gallery Sumukha, Chennai
- 2008 : An Enchanting Journey, Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi
- 2007 : CIMA Gallery, Kolkata
- 2006 : Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto, USA
- 2006 : Visual Arts Gallery, Hong Kong, presented by Gallery Sumukha
- 2005 : Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, in collaboration with Art Musings
- 2005 : Arts India, New York
- 2005 : Gallery in Cork Street, London, in association with ICICI Bank
- 2004 : Alliance Francaise, Singapore, organised by Gallery Sumukha with Easel, Singapore
- 2004 : CIMA Art Gallery, Kolkata
- 2003 : Shapes in Symphony, Gallerie Ganesha, New Delhi
- 2002 : Arts India, New York; Venetian Odyssey, British Council, New Delhi Tagore Centre, Berlin, Germany
- 2001 : Venetian Odyssey, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; British Council, New Delhi
- 2001 : Philip Gallery, London
- 2000 : CIMA Art Gallery, Kolkata;
- 2000 : Gallerie Aspekte, Germany
- 2000 : Venetian Odyssey, Hotel Aryanbika, Debrecen, Hungary
- 2000 : Gallerie Mohanjeet, Paris
- 1999 : Two Decades of Classic Watercolours, Shridharani, Triveni Kala Sangam,
- 1999 : Gallerie Ganesha,and British Council, New Delhi
- 1999 : Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore
- 1998 : Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
- 1998 : Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
- 1997 : CIMA Gallery, Kolkata
- 1997 : Aquarell International, Thun, Switzerland
- 1996 : Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi
- 1996 : Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, New Delhi
- 1996 : Gallerie Ganesha, New Delhi
- 1996 : Paracelsus Rotenfleskdinik Ausgestelt, in association with Galerie Aspekte, Germany
- 1996 : ARKS Gallery, London
- 1995 : Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
- 1994 : British Council, Kolkata
- 1994 : Gallerie Ganesha, New Delhi
- 1994 : The Gallery, Chennai
- 1994 : Galerie Aspekte, Germany
- 1994 : Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi
- 1993 : Gallerie Ganesha, New Delhi; All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi
- 1992 : Gallerie Ganesha, New Delhi
- 1992 : Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
- 1992 : Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
- 1992 : Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu
- 1992 : Windsor Manor, Bangalore
- 1991 : Gallerie Ganesha, New Delhi
- 1991 : Gallery Katayun, Kolkata;
- 1991 : Sophia Duchesne Art Gallery, Mumbai
- 1990 : Gallerie Ganesha, New Delhi;
- 1990 : Gallery Katayun, Kolkata
- 1989 : Gallery Katayun, Kolkata
- 1988 : Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
- 1986 : Good Companions, Kolkata
- 2014 : Padma Shri Award by Government of India
- 2013 : Hall of Fame by Hello (Times of India Group)
- 2013 : Sera Bengali Award in Kolkata by ABP
- 2012 : Dayawati Modi Award for Art, Culture & Education
- 2005 : Indo-American Society
- 2002 : Royal Watercolour Society, London
- 1999 : Harmony Award, Mumbai
- 1993 : British Council Visitorship
- 1992 : Pt. Ravishankar Award from College of Art, New Delhi
- 1990 : All India Fine Arts and Craft Society Award for 62nd All India Art Exhibition,
- 1990 : New Delhi; Award for Outstanding Painting, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata;
- 1990 : All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society Award for Best Watercolour Painting, New Delhi
- 1989 : National Scholarship Award, Government of India
- 1988 : Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Celebration Award
- 1988 : Governor’s Gold Medal from Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
- 1987 : Jamini Roy Birth Centenary Celebration Award
- 1986 : Award, Indian Society of Oriental Art, Kolkata
- 1985 : Award, Government of West Bengal for Best Water Colour Painting Award,
- 1985 : Indian Society of Oriental Art, Kolkata
- 1983 : Gold Medal, U.S.S.R.
Paresh Maity's works are featured in several private and public collections across the world which include
- British Museum, London
- St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London
- Quilon, London
- Steller Foundation, London
- Rubin Museum of Art, New York
- National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
- Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata
- Oberoi Group of Hotels; ITC Limited
- Welcomgroup Hotels; Tata Iron & Steel Co. Ltd.
- Leela Palace, New Delhi
- Leela Palace, Chennai
- Kirloskar; DCM Group of Companies
- Jindal Group of Companies; Singhania Group of Companies
- Standard Chartered Bank; Citibank; Ranbaxy Laboratories
- Godrej; Eicher Group; Dr. Reddy’s; Thapar Group
- Williamson Magor Limited; RPG Industries
- TAFE; Hindustan Computers Limited; Hindustan Lever
- CIPLA; SIEL: Jalans; MAX India; Mayo College, Ajme;
- Commonwealth Development Corporation, London
- Noon Group, London; Mathys Medical (P) Ltd.
- T-3, Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi.
- Represented in several private and public collections all over the world.
- Lives and works in New Delhi, India
- "Jehangir Art Gallery opens doors for Maity show". The Times Of India. 2 November 2009.
- www.outlookindia.com | Oarsman's Palette
- "Padma Awards Announced". Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs. 25 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-26.
- Profile: Paresh Maity Official Site
- Malvika Sanghvi (Dec 3, 2005). "A Maity Good Artist". DNA (newspaper). Retrieved Feb 21, 2013.
- Nag, Ashoke. "Painter Paresh Maity's colourful Odyssey at new New Delhi International Airport - The Economic Times". The Times Of India.
- "Paresh Maity's 55th solo show opens at Delhi's National Gallery of Modern Art". The Economic Times. Aug 17, 2011. Retrieved Feb 21, 2013.
- Paresh Maity Select Exhibitions
- Paresh Maity Official Site
- Paresh Maity Collections
- Official site
- World of Paresh Maity, The Tribune, September 10, 2006
- Star power, The Telegraph, April 8, 2006