(1965, Tamluk, India)



Paresh Maity has achieved proficiency in various art mediums including painting, video and sculpture. The colors are vibrant, and echo the passion of the artist. The sand dunes of Rajasthan, the backwaters of Kerala, the canals of Venice, Maity’s works have captured it all. The focus is on the figure, specifically the faces, with their myriad expressions, closely cropped and juxtaposed with their surroundings. Maity’s sculptural works are typical of his style – dynamic, strong and arresting. The bold lines, the piercing gaze and the painting over the sculptures give them a unique identity. Paresh Maity is strongly associated with his paintings, rendered in a distinctive palette of shadowed yellows, vivid greens and burnished brown tones. At the same time, Maity welcomes departures into sculpture and the installation.

Paresh Maity received a BFA from the Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata, and an MFA from the College of Art, New Delhi. He has held 80 solo exhibitions all over the world, including at the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, and Art Stage Singapore. Maity has shown in several important exhibitions and platforms, including the Chivas Studio, New Delhi and Mumbai (2011) and ‘Shesh Lekha, Poems by Rabindranath Tagore’ in collaboration with Pritish Nandy (National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi and Mumbai, 2011). His solo exhibitions with Art Musings include include Infinite Light, 2022; Vision into Infinity, 2017; Symphony of Silence, 2013 & Montage: Moments: Memories 2009. Group Exhibitions with Art Musings include India Art Fair, 2022; Doorways, 2020; Threads in the Labyrinth, 2019; The 20th, 2019; BLACK /white, 2013; Cube, 2011; X @Jehangir, 2008; Annual Show, 2002; Return to Eden, 2001; Opening Show, 2019. His works have been acquired by major institutions across the globe, including the British Museum, London, the Rubin Museum of Art, New York, the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, and the Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata. Several books have been published on his art. Among his public commissions is a monumental painting at Terminal 3, Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. Maity has been honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri. The artist lives and works in New Delhi.