Jodie Carey

Guard, installation view, Edel Assanti, London, UK, 2024. Photo: Tom Carter.


Jodie Carey's practice explores the universal human urge to make an impression on our surroundings. Through site-responsive sculptural installations, Carey's practice adopts culturally universal, age-old artistic methods of creation, often evoking ritualistic or primitive traditions. Through revisiting these techniques, her oeuvre emphasises the relationship between object making and commemoration, whilst also looking to the physical world as a repository of material memory, silently registering the passage of time. 


Jodie Carey (b. 1981) studied at Goldsmiths College, completing an MA in Sculpture at The Royal College of Art in 2007. Recent solo exhibitions include Guard, Edel Assanti, London, UK (2024); Beyond the Matrix, 100 Bishopsgate, London, UK (2024); Common Thread, New Art Centre, Salisbury, UK (2020); Sea, The Foundling Museum, London, UK (2018); Stand, St Cyprian's Clarence Gate, London, UK (2018); Dark Night by Daylight, Hå Gamle Prestegård, Nærbø, Norway (2014); Shroud, The Veterinary Anatomical Theatre, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany (2013); Solomon's Knot, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK (2012) and Somewhere, Nowhere, Pump House Gallery, London, UK (2011). Group exhibitions include Earthen, The Artist’s Garden, London, UK (2024); Mother Art Prize, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK (2023); Sweep - Landskip, Kinokino, Sandnes, Norway (2018); The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2015); Women to Watch 2015, UK Friends of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, London, UK (2015) and Freud and Eros: Love, Lust and Longing, Freud Museum, London, UK (2014). Jodie Carey lives and works in Battle, East Sussex, UK.


In Home Fires 08, Jodie Carey discusses her most recent series, 'Sun Discs', 2020.

Jodie Carey discusses her work Cord, presented at Frieze Sculpture 2019 with Yorkshire Sculpture Park curator Clare Lilley; as well as actor Russell Tovey.

Jodie Carey discusses her three site-responsive installations at the Foundling Museum with Caro Howell, 2018.

Jodie Carey in conversation with Berlin Art Link on the occasion of her exhibition, 'Shroud' at the Anatomical Theater, Berlin, 2017.

Jodie Carey in conversation with Studio International on the occasion of her exhibition 'Earthcasts' at Edel Assanti, 2017.

Video walkthrough of the exhibition 'Jodie Carey: Solomon's Knot' at New Art Gallery, Walsall, 2013.