Ray Caspio

"a shapeshifter of an actor" - Cleveland Plain Dealer

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OH, MY STARS! - FINAL WEEKEND

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to celebrate the opening of Oh, My Stars! and to those of you who will be filling your homes with new art! I was thrilled to hear the vivid memories – and to be surrounded by the joy and laughter – that my work brought up.

The exhibit closes Sunday. I'll be there Saturday from Noon-2:00ish hanging out. I hope to see you there...and if you see something you want to take home: even better! Bewitched characters, Wonder Woman, The Golden Girls, Lucy, and many other pop icons from the '60s, '70s, and '80s await!

Maria Neil Art Project – Native Cleveland Annex
15813 Waterloo Road
Cleveland, OH 44110





RAY CASPIO: OH, MY STARS! Opens June 6th

Oh, My Stars!, my first solo illustration exhibit, will feature limited edition hand-signed pieces spanning the past six years of my illustration work. It opens June 6-22 at Maria Neil Art Project!

Opening Reception:
Friday, June 6, 5-10pm


Maria Neil Art Project

15813 Waterloo Road
Cleveland, OH 44110

Ray Caspio is an actor, performance artist and illustrator. He will be featured in the annex next to Native Cleveland with an exhibition of his drawings of some of the most memorable and entertaining women of vintage television. Get reacquainted with Laverne & Shirley, Maude, Wonder Woman, Alexis Carrington and Samantha Stephens through Ray’s intricate and fun drawings.

We’ll be partnering with Star Pop vintage + modern to show some fun items that compliment the art on display. Star Pop's vintage pieces are the perfect compliment to Ray's work!

Ray's biggest influences have come from '60s, '70s, and '80s pop culture. Growing up, television was his life and he was enamored with strong female characters, many of whom were funny, campy, and capable of superhuman feats; most of whom existed before he was born. Oh, My Stars! is the ongoing exploration of the personalities who have fascinated, shaped, and taught him since he first learned to twitch his nose in his grandma's front room while writing cursive L's on every page of his baby book.

The exhibition opens on June 6 and runs through June 22 and will be shown at the Native-Cleveland Annex between Native Cleveland and Star Pop.

The one drawing I have from my childhood, circa 1983!

Gerard Christopher as Superboy

PRINTS AVAILABLE: Contact me for more information



Thanks to the Warner Archive, I've been watching The Adventures of Superboy. I remember seeing one episode as a kid when Superman didn't mean much to me and Wonder Woman was everything. Approaching this later, in a time when Superman kills in the cold, dark Man of Steel, I'm able to appreciate what Gerard Christopher brought to the role and the comic book vibe of this series.

The episodes vary in quality and yes, often seem dated, but Gerard Christopher has an appealing, unique, compassionate energy as Supermanboy that makes the series worth watching and show why this character can be inspiring. When he took over the role after the first season from John Haymes Newton, whose portrayal was aggressive, angry, stiff and, well, intolerable, the show quickly improved and put Christopher near the top of my list of favorite actors to portray Superman.

He's also the most beautiful.

This piece was a personal challenge and evolved my work in terms of detail and subject matter that I'm eager to further explore. I can't wait to get it printed and hanging in my office...and on a t-shirt!


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In the Adorable Fur

Available as prints, clothing, iPhone & iPad cases:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/raycaspio/works/11160189-in-the-adorable-fur

Reruns of the 1960s Batman TV series introduced me to not only the Batman mythos, but the joy of balls-out camp, pop art, and the ethereal being that is/was Eartha Kitt: my favorite Catwoman. The way she smilingly spat or slinked her lines while heating up the screen enraptured me. She brought an energy to the show that was a complete change from Julie Newmar. She brought danger.

Beyond Catwoman, I find her to be a fascinating performer; the type that rarely exists in our culture anymore. She's hard for me to write about because her work is unclassifiable in its originality. What I'll say is that she and the performances she left behind are complex and thrilling, and her soul baring bravery is inspiring.



Exhibited: Winterloo Art Mix @ Maria Neil Art Project


My TV character portrait series is on exhibit (and for sale!) at Maria Neil Art Project gallery's Winterloo Art Mix in Collinwood through December 22nd! This is my first exhibition of work!

You can buy hand signed 8"x10" prints of pieces such as Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan, Wonder Woman's Spin Transformation, Laverne DeFazio, Rhoda Morgenstern, And Then There's Maude, Oh, My Stars (Samantha Stephens), Lucy is the Queen of the Gypsies, and more! These are all specially designed for Winterloo Art Mix and make unique, personal holiday gifts...and you're supporting independent artists in the process!

Winterloo Art Mix also features the work of seven other artists who work in various media.

I'm thrilled to be a part of this and hope you make it to Maria Neil Art Project before December 22nd! Hours are below:

Every Saturday & Sunday: Noon to 5pm
Friday 11/1: 5-10pm
Black Friday 11/29: Noon-9pm
Friday 12/6: 5-11pm
Friday 12/20: 5-10pm

Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan

Available on RedBubble as prints, cards, hoodies, shirts, iPhone and iPad cases: http://www.redbubble.com/people/raycaspio/works/10751431-alexis

I've been watching Dynasty the past few months: a show I haven't seen since I was a kid watching with my grandma. My obsession was immediate, so turn your head with a bitchy jolt and see Joan Collins as Alexis, one of my favorite characters in anything ever.

Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman Poster

14"x17" Bristol Board
Pencil, ink, Prismacolor pencils
$250 plus shipping


If you're interested in the piece, you can e-mail or contact me through the contact form on the right.



I penciled and Kevenn T. Smith inked and colored this history of Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman poster in 2002-2003. We've decided to part with the original artwork.

In addition to Lynda's various Wonder Woman and Diana Prince looks, it contains many pivotal characters from the ABC/CBS series: Etta Candy, General Blankenship, Steve Trevor, Andros I, Andros II, The Zardor, Skrill, Joe Atkinson, Eve, IRAC, Rover, Gargantua, Hippolyte (Cloris Leachman), Fausta, Formicida, and Debra Winger as Wonder Girl.

background photos by Frank J. Lanza Photography, courtesy of Theater Ninjas
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Ray Caspio received a 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowship. The Fellowships is a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. Funding for the Fellowship program is made possible by the generous support of Cuyahoga County residents through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.