St. Pete, FL
Fairgrounds St. Pete Project
Entrance Doodle Wall, hand painted mural
Exit Doodle Wall, hand painted mural
At Fairgrounds St. Pete, Chad has created two murals in his iconic doodle style that reference and take inspiration from the narrative and installations inside the experience. Foreshadowing and summarizing the mysteries of Fairgrounds St. Pete, Entrance Doodle Wall and Exit Doodle Wall are the first and last artworks experienced by visitors.
Chad Mize is a multimedia artist, designer and muralist residing in St. Pete, Florida. He was born in New Orleans, LA in 1974 and then moved to Tampa Bay, 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. In 2010, Mize opened BLUELUCY, a St. Petersburg gallery that represented over 450 local and national artists. When the gallery closed in 2015, Mize founded his own lifestyle and design brand, CHIZZY. His contributions to the thriving St. Pete art scene also 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. Pete. Mize’s work is held in numerous private and corporate collections, both nationally and internationally. Speaking on his purpose for creating art, Chad says it is “…to inspire and uplift the viewer. I consistently saturate my work with colors and concepts that radiate happiness. This originates from my endless desire to produce optimistic imagery in various forms. I find great pleasure in sharing my vision and leaving my mark on modern culture.”