Laing graduated with a degree in sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) in June 2011. The same year he was awarded the John Watson Art Prize. The prize, which is selected by the curators at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (SNGMA), is awarded annually to a graduate of ECA by the John Watson Club. The SNGMA is housed in the former John Watson School, which was built between 1825-8. Since then he has exhibited work as part of the 2012 Edinburgh Art Festival and at Generator Projects in Dundee. He has worked on projects in Estonia, Florence and Iceland and was selected to participate in Collective’s New Work Scotland programme for 2013.