Carey Jernigan's sculptures and interactive artwork feature wood, light, and memory. She explores industrial processes, material culture, and the people and places they shape. Her work has been featured at the United Nations Headquarters in New York; at Craft Ontario, the Workers' Arts and Heritage Centre, Harbourfront Centre, Parkdale Film & Video Showcase, the Khyber Centre for the Arts, the Anna Leon Owens Gallery, Eyelevel Gallery and the Nova Scotia Public Archives in Canada; and at De Liceiras 18 in Portugal. She has participated in several public art festivals including Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Artspin, Long Winter, the Art Gallery of Ontario's First Thursdays, Art Now at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Supercrawl, and Nocturne: Art at Night.
Carey trained as a furniture maker with Heidi Earnshaw Design (2012 - 2017). In 2015, Carey was the recipient of the RBC Emerging Artists Studio Setup Award. Her exhibition, Patternmaker, with Julia Campbell-Such, made Canadian Art's Must-Sees list in September 2016. The Hamilton Arts Council invited Carey to reflect on Patternmaker and her previous work for its Echo Artist Talks series (below).