Carey Jernigan's work features wood, light, and memory. Often collaborating with other artists and tradespeople, 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 AGO's First Thursdays, Art Now at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Supercrawl, Winterfest, and Nocturne: Art at Night. Her work has also been shown at 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 2015, Carey was the recipient of the RBC Emerging Artists Studio Setup Award through Craft Ontario.
Carey trained as a furniture maker with Heidi Earnshaw Design (2012 - 2017) and co-founded Junction Workshop in 2016. Her most recent exhibition, Patternmaker, with Julia Campbell-Such at the Workers' Arts and Heritage Centre in Hamilton, ON made Canadian Art's Must-Sees list in September 2016. The Hamilton Arts Council invited her to reflect on Patternmaker and her previous work for it's Echo Artist Talks series (below).