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.
He has held over 65 solo shows including; ‘Shesh Lekha – The Last poems of Rabindranath Tagore’ a tribute in water colours by Paresh Maity to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore at NGMA Delhi and Mumbai in 2011. He has participated in several prestigious shows in India and aboard. ‘A Mystic Journey’ an exclusive collection of his watercolour works was shown with the works of American photographer Steve McCurry, as a part of the festival “India Calling! 2010” at Chicago Tourism Center Gallery of Art, Chicago presented by Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi.
He has been felicitated by various national and international institutions including the Royal Watercolour Society, London, the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, British Council etc. He was honoured with the Dayawati Modi Award for Art, Culture and Education in 2012. In February 2014, he was honoured with Padma Shri by the Government of India, the one of the highest civilian award in India, for his contributions to the Art world. He lives and works in New Delhi, India.