Paresh Maity, born in 1965, Tamluk, West Bengal. He obtained his art education from Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkota and College of Art, New Delhi.
A multifaceted artist whose practice range from drawings, watercolours, oil and mixed media paintings, sculpture, installations, photography and film making. He draws his source of ideas from his keen observation of life around him, from his travels to various places, its culture, people and the abundance of nature in the surroundings. Having travelled widely around the world, he never misses to capture the nature around him through his Drawings and Watercolour & Landscape paintings.
He has the credit of having held about more than eighty solo exhibitions organised in India and all over the world includes Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany, France, United Kingdom and United States of America and many more. He has been part of many prestigious group exhibitions and several Art fairs held both in India and abroad.
His important solo shows includes *An exhibition of Paintings*, Visual Arts Gallery, Hong Kong, 2019; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, presented by Art Musings, 2017; *Forty years of Watercolour*, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, by Art Alive Gallery, 2017; *Beyond Horizons*, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, 2016; CIMA Gallery, Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata, 2015; The Arts House, by Gallery Sumukha, Singapore, 2014; Jehangir Art Gallery, in collaboration with Art Musings, Mumbai, 2013; Visual Art Gallery, presented by Gallery Sumukha, Hong Kong, 2013; *Eternal Landscape*, joint show with Ram Kumar at ICIA, Mumbai, 2012; Chennai Art Festival, presented by Gallery Sumukha, Chennai, 2012; *An exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture & Installation*, Wei-Ling Contemporary, Malaysia in collaboration with Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore; *Shesh Lekha*, interpretation of poems by Rabindranath Tagore, NGMA, New Delhi, Mumbai, CIMA gallery, Kolkata, 2011; *The World on a canvas*, Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi, 2010; *Montage, Moments & Memories*, Art Musings, Mumbai, 2009; *Recent Works*, Gallery Sumukha, Chennai; 2008; Visual Arts Gallery, Hong Kong, presented by Gallery Sumukha, 2006; Arts India, New York, 2005; Alliance Française, Singapore, presented by Gallery Sumukha and Easel Singapore, 2004; Solo show at Arts India, New York, The British Council, New Delhi, Tagore Centre, Berlin, 2002; Water colours & Canvases, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore & The British Council, New Delhi, 1999; Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai, 1995; Gallerie Ganesha, New Delhi, 1994 to 1990; *Exhibition of Watercolours*, Gallery Sumukha, Bangalore, 1999; Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkota, 1988.
His participation in Art Fairs have been solo and group shows which include Art Central 2019, presented by Gallery Sumukha, Hong Kong, 2019; *Floating World*, solo show, Art 16, London and Art 15, Art 14, Olympia, London represented by Gallery Sumukha; Art Stage Singapore 2016, by Gallery Sanchit, 2016; Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Sydney, 2015; Art Stage Singapore, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, at Singapore, presented by Gallery Sumukha.
Paresh has been honoured with several awards and some of the prestigious include the Eastern Eye Editor’s Special Award for the contribution in the field of art in Royal Festival Hall, London, 2016; Padma Shri, awarded by the Government of India, New Delhi, 2014; Cartier Award, St.Moritz Art Masters, Switzerland, 2014; Sera Bengali Award by Anand Bazar Patrika, Kolkata, 2013; Royal Watercolour Society, London, 2002; British Council Visitorship, 1993; All India Fine Arts and Craft Society Award for 62nd All India Art Exhibition, New Delhi, 1990; National Scholarship Award, Government of India, 1989; Governor’s Gold Medal from Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata, 1988; Jamini Roy Birth Centenary Celebration Award, 1987; Gold Medal, U.S.S.R., 1983.
His works are in the several collections of India and abroad, some significant ones include Steller International Art Foundation and London British Museum, London; Rubin Museum of Art, New York; Commonwealth Development Corporation, London; National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata; Tata Iron & Steel Co. Ltd and T-3, Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and in many private collections.
Paresh Lives and works in New Delhi, India.
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