Yukihiko Kurihara was born in 1951 (Showa 26) in Shizuoka prefecture and graduated from Tama Art University in 1976. In 1980, he was awarded first prize for his work in the second edition of the China-Japan Exhibition. In 1986, his work was selected for inclusion for the first time in the 71st Inten Exhibition. He was invited to exhibit in the Yamatane Museum of Art Awards Exhibition in both 1983 and 1987. He also held solo exhibitions at Shiseido Gallery in 1988 and 1995. He currently works independently, presenting his works in both solo and group exhibitions.