Lalit Maity graduated in Visual Arts, from Government College of Art & Craft, Kolkata with a First Class First in 1986. By this time he had established himself as a true artist with his creations in pencil, charcoal, and water colours. Winning the Principal's Award and a Certificate of Merit from the Government College of Art & Craft besides receiving a scholarship from his college to pursue his studies.
Lalit Maity's fascination for forms and figures has found an expression in his creations in acrylic, oil and mixed medium. In 1992 he began exhibiting his works in several solo and group shows around the country. Today, his paintings are a part of several public and private collections.
1994- At the Academy Of Fine Arts, Kolkata (Group Show)
2002- As an active member of a group named 'UTSA' at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata
2003- At Lalit Kala Academy, Delhi group named 'UTSA'
2004- 'UTSA' at Akar Prakar, Kolkata
2005- At Hyatt Regency, Kolkata, Organized by Concern India Foundation
2005- At Kanishka Art Gallery, Kolkata
2006- Chemould Art Gallery , Park Street (solo exhibition)
2006- City Center
2006- Inox, City Center
2006- Group Show organized by Concern India Foundation, Kolkata
2007- Group Show organized by Concern India Foundation, Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai
2007- Birla Academy (group show)
1984- Principal Award from Government Art College
1983- Certificate of Government Art College
1986- Special prize as the best student of Government Art College
1988- Scholarship from Kolkata University