Katharen Wiese (b. 1995, Lincoln, Nebraska) is an artist, curator and a community arts organizer living and working in the historic Everett Neighborhood of Lincoln, NE. She holds a B.F.A. in Studio Art from The University of Nebraska at Lincoln (2018). Her work has been featured in group exhibitions across the state including Kiechel Fine Art (2020), Lux Center for the Arts (2020), Tugboat Gallery (2019), the Prairie Arts Center (2017), and many more. Her work is a part of the Nebraska History Museum collection as well as the Thomas P. Coleman print collection at the Sheldon Museum of Art. Wiese’s work analyzes the relationship between power and Blackness as they relate to art history, colorism, and American identity. Wiese uses found materials and portraiture to make evident the relationship between identity formation and the material world.