Paresh Maity (Born in 1965 in Tamluk, West Bengal, India) is an Indian artist. He lives and works in Delhi and is married to artist Jayasri Burman.
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.
He has held 60 solo exhibitions in about 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.
Paresh Maity has emerged as one of the most promising young painters of contemporary Indian art. Though recognised as a water colourist the young painter is equally at ease with oil on canvas. Paresh started out as a painter in the academic style, but over the years began to shift towards abstraction.
Gradually the imagery and form became more and more abstract until the young painter with flourish of a brush laden with transparent colours began to create paintings of great evanescent beauty. Paresh's talent as a painter lies in his ability to internalise the Indian experience and express it in a style which is delightfully refreshing. For Paresh, life is a celebration. One could very well describe him as a 'romantic' painter who paints not only from his head but also from his heart.
In his short career span, Paresh has made a name for himself in the Indian and international art world. He has won many prestigious awards, which include awards from the Royal Watercolour Society, London; Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata; Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata; Indo American Society, Mumbai; Harmony Award, Mumbai; College of Art, New Delhi and AIFACS, New Delhi. The most recent being an award from Royal Watercolour Society, London in 2002.
Paresh Maity's works are in a number of collections, including the British Museum, and the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
Lives and works in New Delhi, India.