Carey Jernigan's work features wood, light, and memory. She explores industrial processes, material culture, and the people and places they shape. 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. Her work has also been shown 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. In 2015, Carey was the recipient of the RBC Emerging Artists Studio Setup Award.
Carey trained as a furniture maker with Heidi Earnshaw Design (2012 - 2017) and co-founded Junction Workshop in 2016. 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).