Erling lives and works in Reykjavik and is co-founder of Kling & Bang Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland. Studied at Nova Scotia College of Art & Design where he completed an MFA degree. He also studied at Hochschule für Bildende Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Fachhochschule fur Bildende Kunst, Kiel, Germany and the Icelandic College of Art & Crafts, Reykjavik, Iceland. He has exhibited both in his native Iceland and internationally, f.ex. in Austria, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden, Netherland, Ireland, Poland, USA, UK, China and Canada.