Hiroki Takahashi was born in 1971 in Nagano prefecture. He completed his master’s degree at the graduate school of Tokyo University of the Arts in 2000. He later held his solo exhibition, L’espoir, at Ginza Suruga-dai Gallery in Tokyo in 2001. The same year, he entered a piece for the 10th Scholarship Student Art Exhibition held at Sato Museum. In 2002, Takahashi won the Seison Maeda Memorial Award for the work he entered in this exhibition. The next year he completed his PhD at the graduate school of Tokyo University of the Arts. From 2006 to 2012, he entered his work in the exhibition, “Aspiring Artists,” held at Obuse Museum (Chinami Nakajima Hall) in Nagano prefecture. In 2013 he received honorable mention for the work he entered to the 1st Ohka-sho, Annual Sakura Exhibition held at Sato Sakura Art Museum in Tokyo. This exhibition is organized to support emerging Nihonga artists.
Since the spring of 2016, he has been creating designs that adorn the paper bags and wrapping paper of the store Kayanoya.