Paresh Maity

Born: in 1965, Tamluk, Purba Medinipur

Paresh Maity is an Indian painter. He is a prolific painter in a short career span. Born in 1965. Paresh Maity was born in Tamluk, Purba Medinipur. 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 had more than 50 shows in thirty 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.


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, New Delhi;
1990 – 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, Indian Society of Oriental Art, Kolkata
1983 – Gold Medal, U.S.S.R.

Paresh Maity’s works are featured in many premier places across the world which include
• British Museum, 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.
• 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.

Paresh Maity has over the past 30 years done select exhibitions across the world which include
2012 : Art Stage, Singapore with 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 : Participation, Art Stage Singapore, presented by Gallery Sumukha
2011 : SheshLekha, Poems by Rabindranath Tagore translated in english by PritishNandy
2011 : Interpreted by PareshMaity, NGMA, New Delhi, Mumbai, supported by Art Alive Gallery.
2011 :SheshLekha 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, GallerieGanesha, New Delhi
2002 : Arts India, New York; Venetian Odyssey, British Council, New Delhi
2002 : Tagore Centre, Berlin, Germany
2001 : Venetian Odyssey, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; British Council, New Delhi
2001 : Philip Gallery, London
2000 : CIMA Art Gallery, Kolkata; GallerieAspekte, Germany
2000 : Venetian Odyssey, Hotel Aryanbika, Debrecen, Hungary
2000 : GalerieMohanjeet, Paris
1999 : Two Decades of Classic Watercolours, Shridharani, Triveni Kala Sangam, Gallerie Ganesha, and British Council, New Delhi;
1999 : Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore
1998 : Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
1997 : CIMA Gallery, Kolkata
1996 : Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi
1996 : Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, New Delhi
1996 : GallerieGanesha, New Delhi; Paracelsus Rotenfleskdinik
1996 : Ausgestelt, in association with GalerieAspekte, Germany; ARKS Gallery, London
1995 : Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai
1994 : British Council, Kolkata; GallerieGanesha, New Delhi;
1994 : The Gallery, Chennai; GalerieAspekte, 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; Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata;
1992 : Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai;
1992 : Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu; Windsor Manor, Bangalore
1991 : GallerieGanesha, New Delhi; Gallery Katayun, Kolkata;
1991 : Sophia Duchesne Art Gallery, Mumbai
1990 : GallerieGanesha, New Delhi; Gallery Katayun, Kolkata
1989 : Gallery Katayun, Kolkata
1988 : Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata

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