In 1998 Gabel finished his Art education at Binghamton University, New York State. Since 2001, he provides services for The New York Public Library, specifically the Picture Collection, ensuring it reaches new audiences by showcasing its rich material. In 2009 he received his Masters Degree in Library Science from Pratt Institute. His videos have touched themes like mourning, faith and authority as well as perception, presence and absence. He currently lives in New York City.