Bonnie Hopper was born and raised in Seattle Washington and is one of thirteen children. In 1987 she applied to and was accepted into the advertising art program at Seattle Community College where she studied art for two years. Although art has always played an important role in Bonnie's life she did not pursue her dream of becoming a professional artist until 2008 when she was commissioned to do a portrait by a friend of the family.
In 2016 Bonnie began her association with Onyx Fine Arts Collective in Seattle taking part the "Truth B Told" exhibition for artist of African descent at the King Street Station where she sold several for her resin works.
Since then Bonnie has had three solo exhibitions. Two at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and the Renton Technical College.