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Bonnie Hinz


Minneapolis, MN

Bonnie Hinz, a Minnesota artist, is known nationally for her glass and metal wall installations and sculptures.


Before beginning her life as an artist, she had a successful career as an interior designer.  Just for fun, she took a beginning glass blowing class at a college in the Twin Cities.  She found it fascinating--and she was hooked.  For several years, she took classes while still working full-time in interior design.  In 2004, she made the switch--she built her own glass studio and became a full-time artist.


Around the same time, she became interested in combining glass with metal work.  She took a number of classes offered through the Guild of Metalsmiths to develop and refine her skills in metal working.


Bonnie is fascinated with the way dissimilar materials work in harmony with one another.  The fragile, organic nature of glass is a counterpoint to the industrial, durable strength of metal.  Both materials are formed by heat and fire, but the resulting elements are vastly different.  She combines the two into seamlessly integrated art.


As a former interior designer, she has a natural affinity with color.   Her designs swirl with layers of bright and arresting colors.


Her inspiration comes from diverse organic shapes--from leaves, flowers and pods to the gracefully curving lines of grasses, roots and trees.


With her unique combination of glass and metal art, Bonnie has created art installations for medical buildings, hotels, offices, and many other public settings, as well as private homes, all around the United States.

Health Care Commissions:

Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, Palo Alto CA

Mayo Clinic - Infusion Center, Rochester MN

Northwestern Medicine Grayslake Women's Imaging Clinic, Chicago IL

Scripps Medical Office Building, Encinitas CA

Mayo Clinic - Gonda Building, Rochester MN

Mayo Clinic - Alfred Building, Rochester MN

Gillette Children's Hospital, St. Paul MN

Cancer Center, New York NY

McKesson Texas Oncology, Beaumont TX

Olivia Hospital Cancer Center, Olivia MN

MercyOne North Iowa Cancer Center, Mason City IA

Bronson South Haven Hospital, South Haven MI

St. John's Hospital NICU, Maplewood MN

Colorado Springs Healthcare, Colorado Springs CO

Mayo Clinic, Mankato MN

Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey PA

Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville FL

Regions Hospital Family Birth Center, St. Paul MN

AdventHealth, Orlando FL

Bronson Center, Richland MI

Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia MN

Plastic Surgery Center, Bloomington MN

HealthPartners Dental Clinic, White Bear Lake MN

Tomah Memorial Hospital, Tomah WI

Mercy Health Network, Clive IA

OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford IL

St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa OK

HealthEast Clinic & Specialty Center, Maplewood MN

Platt Valley Medical Center, Denver CO

Kavod Senior Life, Denver CO

Glencoe Regional Health Services, Glencoe MN

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest IL

Three Crowns Park Senior Living, Evanston IL

HealthPartners Neuroscience Center, St. Paul MN

OGI, Edina MN

OGI, Maple Grove MN

Lakeview OB/GYN, Stillwater MN

Health Partners Clinic, Andover MN

Fairview Center for Women, Edina MN

Major Health Partners Medical Center, Shelbyville IN

Health Partners Clinic, Lake Elmo MN

Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton OH

Altru Hospital, Grand Forks ND

Lutheran General Hospital Cardiovascular Institute, Park Ridge IL

St. Francis Laureate Clinic, Tulsa OK

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, Wheaton IL

Community Hospital, Anderson IL

Hazelden Betty Ford, St. Paul MN

Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater MN

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis MN

Mansfield Methodist Hospital, Mansfield TX

Quiet Oaks Hospice, St. Cloud MN

Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge IL

Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago IL

St. Francis Medical Center, Munster IN

St. Anthony Hospital, Lakewood CO

Buffalo Hospital, Buffalo MN

St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Shakopee MN

Children's Hospital Boston, Boston MA

Health Partners Riverway Clinic, Anoka MN

Dupage Medical Group, Lombard IL

Health Partners Clinic, Bloomington MN

Wayzata Assisted Living, Wayzata MN

Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis MN

Foster Orthodontics, Shreveport LA

Gillette Minnetonka Clinic, Minnetonka MN

Ridgeview Delano Clinic, Delano MN

Jamestown Regional Medical Center, Jamestown ND

Mayo Clinic MOA, Bloomington MN

Loyola University Medical Center, Burr Ridge IL

Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield IL

Red Rocks Breast and Imaging Center, Golden CO

Two Twelve Medical Center, Chaska MN

Minneapolis Heart Institute, Chaska MN

Meeker Memorial Hospital, Litchfield MN

Sterling Regional Medical Center, Sterling CO

Specialty Infusion & Procedure Center, U of M Hospital, Minneapolis MN

Ortonville Clinic, Ortonville MN

Fairview Southdale Breast Center, Edina MN

Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina MN

Sentara Obici Hospital, Suffolk VA

Merit Care Clinic, Fargo ND


Hospitality Commissions:

Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas NV

St. Bernard's Hill House, Tortola Island

Hampton Inn & Suites, St. Paul MN

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Hotel, Brooklyn Park MN

Corporate Commissions:

Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX

Orcutt | Winslow + TEG, Jeffersonville IN

Wells Fargo Place, St. Paul MN

Charleston Senior Living, Charleston SC

Central Baptist Village, Norridge IL

Clarendale Assisted Living, Clayton MO

Jewish Family Services Center, Chicago IL

Choice Bank, Moorhead MN

Milton S. Hershey Medical Center University Fitness Center, Hershey PA

Atlantic Aviation, Atlanta GA

Meuser Law Office, Eden Prairie MN

City of Fridley, Fridley MN

Weddings at the Broz, New Prague MN

Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc., Chicago IL

Suburban West Realtors Association, Malvern PA

Boston Scientific, Minneapolis MN

Salon Amore, Fridley MN

Minnesota Center, Bloomington MN

MUCR, St. Paul MN

Liberty Plaza, Addison TX

First National Bank,  Fargo ND

Phoenix International (John Deere), Fargo ND

North Dakota Farmers Union, Jamestown ND

GE Aviation, Cincinnati OH

Health East Corporate offices, St. Paul MN

Minute Clinic Corporate offices, Minneapolis MN

Bridgewood Community Church, Blaine MN



My dog making sure my welds are good

Welding metal
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