Chad Mize is a multimedia artist, designer and muralist residing in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1974, and then moved to Tampa Bay Florida, where he spent most of his childhood. An early interest in art resulted in his earning a BFA in Visual Communications at the University of Mississippi. With a love for past and contemporary culture, he takes a humorous, tongue-in-cheek approach to his designs, which include playful doodles, colorful patterns, political art and graphics with text.
His contributions to the thriving St. Petersburg art scene include working on the SHINE Mural Festival, which brings artists from around the world to paint murals in St. Petersburg. In 2018, Mize opened the gallery MIZE in the Historic Uptown neighborhood of St Petersburg. Following the closing of MIZE in 2022 he set his sights on a larger gallery project entitled SPACE, located on the property of the St. Petersburg Distillery. Currently he is curating SPACE with quarterly group exhibits.
Mize’s work is held in numerous private and corporate collections nationally and internationally.