Bridget O’Malley is a master papermaker and co-owner of Cave Paper Inc., a handmade paper mill specializing in natural-dyed flax papers. In addition to teaching at MCAD, she offers book, paper, and print workshops around the country.
O'Malley completed a five-year papermaking apprenticeship under the direction of Timothy Barrett at the University of Iowa Center for the Book. She is the recipient of the 2012 Minnesota Book Artist Award and a 1998 Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Grant. Her work is represented in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the University of Iowa Special Collections, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and numerous private collections.